Bug 996142 - wicd can't connect to wifi on lenovo X230
wicd can't connect to wifi on lenovo X230
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wicd (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Cantrell
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-08-12 09:46 EDT by Lokesh Mandvekar
Modified: 2014-07-01 18:59 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2013-10-24 21:20:57 EDT
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Description Lokesh Mandvekar 2013-08-12 09:46:15 EDT
Description of problem:

This is probably a device specific bug:
wicd doesn't connect to open wireless
fails to connect to WPA2 wireless (Bad password)

This occurs on lenovo X230 with:
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Advanced-N 6205 [Taylor Peak] (rev 34)

but works fine on lenovo T520 with: 
03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (rev 3

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How reproducible: always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. try connecting to wifi
Comment 1 David Cantrell 2013-08-14 11:39:34 EDT
I've seen this behavior in some systems before.  Can you try with the default tools in Fedora (GNOME with NetworkManager) and see if you are able to connect.  I want to verify that this is a lower level problem and not specifically related to wicd.
Comment 2 Lokesh Mandvekar 2013-08-14 12:25:27 EDT
It worked fine with NetworkManager. I'm a tiling wm user and I avoid most of the GUI stuff, but I do start the NetworkManager service for my home network and it connects automatically.

Also, I migrated my /etc/wicd/wireless-settings.conf from my working machine to my problem machine. This does allow me to connect to say 'attwifi' at Starbucks when I start wicd via systemctl, but if I want to connect to a new WPA2 network, it would just fail with a Bad password error.

Hope that helps
Comment 3 Fedora End Of Life 2013-09-16 12:31:03 EDT
This bug appears to have been reported against 'rawhide' during the Fedora 20 development cycle.
Changing version to '20'.

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Comment 4 Lokesh Mandvekar 2013-10-24 21:20:57 EDT
seems to be working fine now. closing it.

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