|Summary:||NM misdetects encryption type, insists on using incorrect encryption, fails to connect|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Charles R. Anderson <cra>|
|Component:||NetworkManager||Assignee:||Dan Williams <dcbw>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:||Fedora Extras Quality Assurance <extras-qa>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2008-10-21 12:56:54 UTC||Type:||---|
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Description Charles R. Anderson 2008-07-15 18:57:22 UTC
Description of problem: NM sometimes detects open (unencrypted) networks as WPA, and insists on requiring a WPA or WEP passphrase. This fails to work of course, because the network is really unencrypted. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): NetworkManager-0.7.0-0.9.4.svn3675.fc9.x86_64 wpa_supplicant-0.6.3-6.fc9.x86_64 kernel-220.127.116.11-76.fc9.x86_64 How reproducible: always Steps to Reproduce: 1. go where there is an open wifi hotspot 2. look in nm-applet list, note "encrypted" icon next to ESSID 3. try to connect, nm-applet asks for passphrase, fails to connect to open network Actual results: wlan0 Scan completed : Cell 01 - Address: 00:90:4C:91:00:01 ESSID:"Doubletree RG" Mode:Master Channel:6 Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6) Quality=100/100 Signal level:-50 dBm Noise level=-94 dBm Encryption key:off Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s 12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s Extra:tsf=00000000f32a0184 NM shows "encrypted" icon in list of wireless networks next to the "Doubletree RG" ESSID and then pops up with a WPA/WPA2 dialog when trying to connect to it, which fails of course. Running the following allows to connect manually: service NetworkManager stop iwconfig wlan0 essid "Doubletree RG" iwconfig wlan0 enc off ifconfig wlan0 up dhclient wlan0 Expected results: NM shouldn't insist on using encrypted modes like WEP or WPA/WPA2 when iwlist says "Encryption key:off". Additional info: Lenovo T61 w/Intel 4965 wireless.
Comment 1 Charles R. Anderson 2008-07-15 18:58:45 UTC
iwconfig output when connected manually: wlan0 IEEE 802.11 ESSID:"Doubletree RG" Mode:Managed Frequency:2.437 GHz Access Point: 00:90:4C:91:00:01 Bit Rate=54 Mb/s Tx-Power=14 dBm Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B Encryption key:off Link Quality=100/100 Signal level:-42 dBm Noise level=-94 dBm Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0 Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
Comment 3 Charles R. Anderson 2008-07-15 19:04:18 UTC
Created attachment 311870 [details] wpa_supplicant.log
Comment 4 Charles R. Anderson 2008-07-15 19:04:41 UTC
Created attachment 311871 [details] iwlist scanning output
Comment 5 Dan Williams 2008-07-16 16:18:01 UTC
I think there are a few reference counting issues in the applet that need to be fixed; it's confusing APs when NM gets restarted and the applet doesn't. The way to determine this is to check /usr/bin/nm-tool to see what NM thinks and then compare that to what the applet thinks. If they differ, that's what the issue is. If they don't, then it's NM's problem and not the applets. After doing an nm-tool, try 'killall -TERM nm-applet; /usr/bin/nm-applet &' and see if it shows up correctly? That would confirm it.
Comment 6 Dan Williams 2008-10-20 14:49:16 UTC
Is this still an issue with latest NM? I've fixed the refcounting issues I mentioned in comment 5 and haven't seen this sort of thing for a while.
Comment 7 Charles R. Anderson 2008-10-20 17:53:55 UTC
I haven't seen this happen again...
Comment 8 Dan Williams 2008-10-21 12:56:54 UTC