Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 90429
redhat-config-network cannot configure wireless devices with fixed IP addresses
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:33 EDT
Description of problem:
The redhat-config-network GUI (under X if it matters) cannot configure a
wireless network device with fixed IP addresses. I want to use fixed IP
addresses, because my wireless router is not that intelligent, and will reassign
the IP address if I don't use it every so often, and I want to be able to
communicate between two wireless hosts via ssh in the same network. I can add
the fixed IP addresses via vi/emacs, so the support does work, but it would be
nice if the GUI actually gave me the ability to do it without resorting to
editing the config files by hand.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Redhat version 9, redhat-config-network version 1.2.0-2.
It is reproducable all of the time.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run redhat-config-network
2. Add a wireless device
3. There is no screen for whether to use dhcp, and if not, what is the fixed IP
Only dhcp wireless networks are allowed.
I want the ability to configure wireless networks with static IP addresses.
please try the 1.2.6 bugfix release from
This does fix the problem, thanks.
An errata has been issued which should help the problem described in this bug report.
This report is therefore being closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, please follow the link below. You may reopen
this bug report if the solution does not work for you.