[network-admin] how to wifi without encryption is not obvious to users

Bug #22733 reported by Martin Willemoes Hansen
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
GST
Won't Fix
Medium
gnome-system-tools (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

On Ubuntu Breezy, daily build 20050924.

There is no way in the graphical GUI to disable to use of encryption for wifi
networks.
I had to manually run: sudo iwconfig eth0 essid myessid enc off

To disable it and connect to the unprotected wifi accesspoint.

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Martin Willemoes Hansen (mwh) wrote :

The version is: Gnome network-admin 1.4.0

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Charles Majola (chmj) wrote :

It should work if you just leave the wep key box empty, doesn't it?

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Martin Willemoes Hansen (mwh) wrote :

(In reply to comment #2)
> It should work if you just leave the wep key box empty, doesn't it?

Your right, though there should probably be a checkbox or something to
activate/deactivate, to make it clear if a key is used or not.

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Seth Kinast (seth) wrote :

Why? If I don't put in a key I obviously don't want to use one, right? This is
fine as stands IMO.

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Thomas Hood (jdthood) wrote :

Dup of #8178?

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Seth Kinast (seth) wrote :

Looks like it. Reporter, can you confirm fixed?

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Martin Willemoes Hansen (mwh) wrote :

Running Breezy and there is no way to disable use of encryption besides leaving
field empty.

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Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

I've forwarded your issue upstream: http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=319378

Changed in gnome-system-tools:
assignee: seb128 → desktop-bugs
status: Unconfirmed → Confirmed
importance: Low → Wishlist
Changed in gst:
status: Unknown → Unconfirmed
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Przemek K. (azrael) wrote :

Is this bug still valid when Ubuntu now uses Network Manager?

Changed in gst:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in gst:
status: New → Won't Fix
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