Re: NM does not work with iwl4965 device

On Tue, Aug 07, 2007 at 11:09:26PM -0200, Thomas M Steenholdt wrote:
> John W. Linville wrote:
> > 
> > FWIW, there _is_ a problem w/ mac80211's pre-authentication scanning.
> > It doesn't probe for SSID, so it can't see hidden networks.
> > 
> > I have been testing the patch below with some success using the
> > wireless-tools package.  However, NM still seems unable to get an
> > association, at least not on the first try.  Sometimes/often the 2nd
> > or 3rd try works, whereas w/o the patch it basically never succeeds
> > without some sort of command-line intervention.
> > 
> > Anyway, perhaps you can test w/ the kernel patch below applied?
> > It is also available in the Fedora rawhide kernels here:
> > 
> >
> > 
> > Thoughts?
> > 
> I installed 2.6.23-0.73.rc2.fc8 from koji, but it really made no 
> difference. Using a plain (from updates repo) NetworkManager, I'm simply 
> unable to get a network connection going. No matter what I seem to do.

Did you try the old vs. new kernels with a manual (i.e. wireless-tools)
configuration?  I think you will find that the new ones work better
with hidden SSIDs than the old ones do.  Of course, this is most
easily confirmed with WEP or open networks.

> Using the patched NM, I can "Connect to other wireless network" and it 
> works. But I noticed a different problem. After a warm "reboot", NM will 
> notice the network and connect when I log in. After a cold "boot", I'll 
> have to "Connect to other wireless network" again. Probably due to the 

Beats me -- what hardware are you using?  The Intel cards use hardware
scanning, so maybe they are caching some results?

John W. Linville
linville tuxdriver com

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