Cannot configure LEAP wireless setting with knetworkmanager

Bug #255090 reported by debankur on 2008-08-05
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
knetworkmanager (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I have a IBM T42p laptop with Atheros wireless card. My office uses wireless with LEAP/IEEE8021X authentication. I configured knetworkmanager to connect to the SSID but, it just says trying to connect. The SSID is not hidden. But if I try to connect to the same wireless setting via wpa_supplicant, it connects. But when I try to connect at home with a WPA personal authentication with TPIK, it is able to connect without any problme.

To connect to wireless within my office, I use the following command.

# sudo wpa_cli terminate
# sudo wpa_supplicant -Bw -i ath0 -D madwifi -c /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf
#sudo killall dhclient3
# sudo dhclient3

debankur@ubuntu:~$ cat /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf

debankur@ubuntu:~$ ifconfig
ath0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:05:4e:4f:65:12
          inet addr: Bcast: Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::205:4eff:fe4f:6512/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:27183 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:21098 errors:16 dropped:16 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:20240691 (19.3 MB) TX bytes:3751351 (3.5 MB)

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:0d:60:d0:af:f4
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
          RX packets:44120 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:36456 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:100
          RX bytes:34258845 (32.6 MB) TX bytes:5749710 (5.4 MB)
          Base address:0x8000 Memory:c0240000-c0260000
lo Link encap:Local Loopback
          inet addr: Mask:
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
          RX packets:1573 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:1573 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:88920 (86.8 KB) TX bytes:88920 (86.8 KB)

wifi0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-05-4E-4F-65-12-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
          RX packets:337112 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:45518
          TX packets:25898 errors:17 dropped:16 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:199
          RX bytes:89597137 (85.4 MB) TX bytes:4851481 (4.6 MB)

debankur@ubuntu:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 8.04.1
Release: 8.04
Codename: hardy

debankur@ubuntu:~$ lsmod | grep ath
ath_pci 101024 0
ath_rate_sample 14336 1
wlan 207728 6 wlan_wep,wlan_ccmp,ath_pci,wlan_scan_sta,ath_rate_sample
ath_hal 192592 3 ath_pci,ath_rate_sample

debankur@ubuntu:~$ uname -a
Linux ubuntu 2.6.24-19-generic #1 SMP Fri Jul 11 23:41:49 UTC 2008 i686 GNU/Linux

debankur@ubuntu:~$ cat /etc/network/interfaces
# This file describes the network interfaces available on your system
# and how to activate them. For more information, see interfaces(5).

# The loopback network interface
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

Jonathan Thomas (echidnaman) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Kubuntu better. The KDE3 version of KNetworkManager has been discontinued by its original authors. This unfortunately means that there will be no more bugfix releases, and updates in general will be limited to those fixing security flaws.

While we cannot fix your bug, the good news is that the applet has been totally rewritten for KDE4 in the upcoming Kubuntu 9.10 release. There is a good chance that this bug is no longer an issue with the new applet. If you find any similar or new issues with the applet included in Kubuntu 9.10, we would politely ask you to file them as new bugs against the "plasma-widget-networkmanagement" package.

Thanks in advance for your cooperation and understanding.

Changed in knetworkmanager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Won't Fix
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