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Re: [opensuse] KNetworkManager can't connect to non broadcasted networks
  • From: Andreas Jaeger <aj@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 24 Apr 2006 18:19:26 +0200
  • Message-id: <m3veszt08h.fsf@xxxxxxxxxxx>
"Mauricio Teixeira (netmask)" <netmask@xxxxxxxxxx> writes:

> I'm not sure if it's my fault, specific site config, or NetworkManager
> issue.
>
> My WLAN is provided by an AP that doesn't broadcast the ESSID. Of course
> KNetworkManager can't see it until I select "Connect to other wireless
> network", and enter the data manually. But after I do that, I have two
> problems:
>
> a) KNM stats the connection, configures the correct WEP key (I can see
> it with iwconfig) but it does not associate with the ESSID (it shows
> "off/any", and KNM status stops at 28%), then I have to "iwconfig essid
> LocalWLAN" manually. After that KNM continues normal operation, loads
> dhclient, and then shows that the network is up.
>
> b) After my first successfull connection to this network, the
> information gets stored on KWallet, and I can see it there,
> (Options/Show Networks), but if I select the network and click OK,
> nothing happens (KNM doesn't try to connect to it), so I need to
> manually select "Connect to other wireless network" and re-enter
> manually my network data. After that I repeat the steps on (a), and
> everything works fine.
>
> I guess it's something with the fact that the AP isn't broadcasting the
> ESSID, since I have wireless at home and my desktop computer broadcasts

I have knetworkmanager working with networks that do not broadcast the
ESSID, so it should work in general.

> it so KNM detects (although I can't connect because it's Ad-Hoc mode,
> bug #153232). Unfortunately I can't activate the ESSID broadcasting
> because my office AP doesn't have this feature (TrendNET).
>
> Any help on those issues?

Reporting it in bugzilla might be an option,

Andreas
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