Re: does current svn version networkmanager support WPA (PEAP-MSCHAPV2)?

On Sun, 2008-03-09 at 01:59 -0600, Forrest Sheng Bao wrote:
> Ok, now I have understand. I just need to install wpa_supplicant and
> do the configuration in NetworkManager. Then NetworkManager will call
> wpa_supplicant to access the Wi-Fi.
> So I did it and it could connect to the Wi-Fi. I tried to surf the
> Internet and it worked. I was so excited. 
> But there is a problem, I always got disconnected after the connection
> was established. And NetworkManager didn't try to reconnect
> automatically. And I found the only way I can reconnect was to click
> "Connect to other wireless network" and input the authenticating
> information again. It didn't work if I just select the network name I
> wanted. I am not sure why. I also found that on the network list,
> NetworkManager sometimes didn't display a WPA-enabled network as
> security enabled, without a shield icon. 

Odd; when you see the wireless network in the menu without the shield
for security-enabled, can you run:


sudo /sbin/iwlist wlan0 scan

(assuming that wlan0 is your wireless device, and that your user can

I'm trying to get an idea here of what NM thinks it knows, versus what
the driver thinks it knows.  You may wish to email me the output
directly since the output of both of these may expose details of your
machine you'd rather keep private.


> On Thu, Mar 6, 2008 at 10:36 AM, Dan Williams <dcbw redhat com> wrote:
>         On Thu, 2008-03-06 at 10:40 -0500, Ryan Novosielski wrote:
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>         > wpa_supplicant does not require any configuration on Ubuntu
>         though to
>         > work with NetworkManager. The whole thing "just works." I
>         realize that
>         > it doesn't work for you, but there should be no tweaking
>         required, just
>         > entering the correct settings. You might see about running
>         > wpa_supplicant SEPARATELY to see if you can connect with it.
>         If you can,
>         > that would be more information to use to debug
>         NetworkManager.
>         >
>         > Incidentally, what sort of wireless card do you have? One
>         requirement is
>         > that the card work properly with wireless extensions (-Dwext
>         in
>         > wpa_supplicant).
>         Right; I'd suggest trying straight wpa_supplicant with -D wext
>         to ensure
>         that it's not NetworkManager first.  If that reliably fails,
>         then
>         there's something wrong with the driver, hardware, or the
>         configuration
>         being used.
>         Dan
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