Bug 830558 - Hotspot does not use managed mode
Hotspot does not use managed mode
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: NetworkManager (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Dan Williams
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2012-06-10 12:07 EDT by Jan Vlug
Modified: 2013-01-16 10:29 EST (History)
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Description Jan Vlug 2012-06-10 12:07:47 EDT
Description of problem:
The network settings for a wireless hotspot state that a "managed" hotspot is created, but in reallity it is an "ad-hoc" hotspot (according to wifi analyser on my android phone).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
NetworkManager.x86_64 1:0.9.4-6.git20120521.fc16

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Right click on the NetworkManager icon in the right top of gnome 3.
2. Select "Network Settings"
3. Select "Wireless"
4. Click "Use as hotspot"
5. Click "Configure"
6. Choose "Infrastructure" for Mode
7. Click "Save..."

Actual results:
My phone reports still that the network is "ad-hoc"

Expected results:
There should be a "managed" wireless network

Additional info:
Also /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-Hotspot-6 states:
Comment 1 Dan Winship 2012-06-13 14:55:48 EDT
I think Infrastructure mode only works for certain wireless drivers; until very very recently there was no standard kernel interface for it. But this is changing, so things should get better eventually.
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Comment 3 Dan Winship 2013-01-16 10:29:00 EST
F19 will support infrastructure-mode hotspots

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