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Re: NetworkManager-0.7 can't make new wireless connection



On Wed, 2007-10-03 at 18:26 -0400, Chuck Anderson wrote:
> On Sat, Sep 29, 2007 at 12:46:29AM -0400, Dan Williams wrote:
> > On Thu, 2007-09-27 at 16:20 -0400, Chuck Anderson wrote:
> > > On Thu, Sep 27, 2007 at 04:10:36PM -0400, Matthew Miller wrote:
> > > > On Thu, Sep 27, 2007 at 10:28:36AM -0700, darrell pfeifer wrote:
> > > > > With NetworkManager-0.7.0-0.3.svn2886.fc8 most of the strangeness has
> > > > > gone away.  I can use it to connect to wireless networks again without
> > > > > a lot of service restarting.
> > > > 
> > > > Yeah, works for me too.
> > > 
> > > Not working here.  I use the ath5k driver and it scans and find 
> > > wireless networks, but when I click on them (WPA/WPA2 Enterprise 
> > > required) nothing happens--no pop up, no dialog asking for certificate 
> > > files, nothing.
> > 
> > ath5k is still pretty immature; it hasn't worked for me with
> > wpa_supplicant/NM and only recently stopped hanging the machine on even
> > a plain 'ifup' at boot time.  I'll have a go at seeing whether or not
> > this is an NM, wpa_supplicant, or driver problem.  But just know that it
> > may be rocky with ath5k for a while since it's still under really heavy
> > development, about where mac80211 itself was this spring.
> 
> Newer stuff is now working great on the open wireless network I tried.  
> NM scans and finds the network.  I have to manually select it, and it 
> DHCPs and works fine from there on.  This is all with the ath5k 
> driver.
> 
> Unfortunately, WPA/WPA2 Enterprise (e.g. certificate-based, not PSK) 
> is still doing absolutely nothing, no dialog box at all, no chance to 
> configure it with certs...  How is this supposed to work?

It's not supposed to work quite yet.  UI bits still need integrating.

> I built madwifi ath_pci driver from Livna for the 214.rc8.git2.fc8 
> kernel, and it behaves the same way w.r.t. WPA.  I'll retry the open 
> network with that driver later tonight.
> 
> But basically, this seems like a regression.  Wireless networks that 
> worked before should ideally continue to work with the new NM.

Yes, lack of WPA/WPA2 Enterprise (and Dynamic WEP and LEAP) is a
regression that will be fixed by the time F8 GM comes out.

Dan



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