Network manager doesn't reconnect to hidden wireless network

Bug #461385 reported by Sotomajor on 2009-10-26
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This bug affects 10 people
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network-manager-applet (Ubuntu)
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Bug Description

Steps to reproduce:
1. Left click at the NM-applet in the tray, select "Connect to the Hidden Wireless network";
2. Create new successful connection with hidden wireless (input the name, key and press "Connect");
3. Use this connection for some time;
4. Reboot;
5. Left click at the NM-applet in the tray, check networks list. Expected: recently added network present in the list. Actual: not present;
6. Click "Connect to the Hidden Wireless network", choose added network in the "Connection" menu. Expected: ability to connect to the selected network. Actual: Button "Connect" is not enabled. See screenshot.

OS: Ubuntu karmic 9.10; 2.6.31-14-generic-pae

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
CRDA: Error: [Errno 2] No such file or directory
Date: Mon Oct 26 20:51:36 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
IfupdownConfig:
 auto lo
 iface lo inet loopback
 pre-up iwconfig wlan0 rate 54M
IpRoute:
 192.168.1.0/24 dev wlan0 proto kernel scope link src 192.168.1.3 metric 2
 169.254.0.0/16 dev wlan0 scope link metric 1000
 default via 192.168.1.1 dev wlan0 proto static
Package: network-manager-gnome 0.8~a~git.20091014t134532.4033e62-0ubuntu1
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic-pae
SourcePackage: network-manager-applet
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic-pae i686

Sotomajor (miccots) wrote :
Xavi (xavidp) wrote :

Similar problem happened to me. I would say that I connected to the hidden network once, even if I don't remember if that was when using jaunty or after upgrade to karmic.

What I'm totally sure is that I've attempted to connect to a hidden network (with no password needed) and the network-manager-applet fails to connect to that network.

The network exists and works fine. Using the same machine (dual boot macbookpro 5.5) with Snow Leopard OS, or with nokia symbian v60 I can connect to that hidden network with no problem.

Xavi (xavidp) wrote :

of course, the nokia symbian is using a smartphone, not the same macbookpro...

chrisling (chrisling) wrote :
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Reproduced on Sony Vaio VGN-C2Z

The "Connect" button on nm-applet is disabled. I have to delete the entry under the Wireless tab, close it and re-add it to reconnect.

The following message are shown soon after I complete the above procedure:
Nov 21 11:28:33 chris-laptop NetworkManager: user_connection_updated_cb: assertion `old_connection != NULL' failed
Nov 21 11:28:33 chris-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Activation (wlan0) starting connection 'netgear'
Nov 21 11:28:33 chris-laptop NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): device state change: 3 -> 4 (reason 0)
Nov 21 11:28:33 chris-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) scheduled...
Nov 21 11:28:33 chris-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) started...
Nov 21 11:28:33 chris-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) scheduled...
Nov 21 11:28:33 chris-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) complete.
Nov 21 11:28:33 chris-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) starting...
Nov 21 11:28:33 chris-laptop NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): device state change: 4 -> 5 (reason 0)
Nov 21 11:28:33 chris-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Activation (wlan0/wireless): access point 'netgear' has security, but secrets are required.
Nov 21 11:28:33 chris-laptop NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): device state change: 5 -> 6 (reason 0)
Nov 21 11:28:33 chris-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) complete.
Nov 21 11:28:33 chris-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) scheduled...
Nov 21 11:28:33 chris-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) started...
Nov 21 11:28:33 chris-laptop NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): device state change: 6 -> 4 (reason 0)
Nov 21 11:28:33 chris-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) scheduled...
Nov 21 11:28:33 chris-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 1 of 5 (Device Prepare) complete.
Nov 21 11:28:33 chris-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Activation (wlan0) Stage 2 of 5 (Device Configure) starting...
Nov 21 11:28:33 chris-laptop NetworkManager: <info> (wlan0): device state change: 4 -> 5 (reason 0)
Nov 21 11:28:33 chris-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Activation (wlan0/wireless): connection 'netgear' has security, and secrets exist. No new secrets needed.
Nov 21 11:28:33 chris-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Config: added 'ssid' value 'netgear'
Nov 21 11:28:33 chris-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Config: added 'scan_ssid' value '1'
Nov 21 11:28:33 chris-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Config: added 'key_mgmt' value 'NONE'
Nov 21 11:28:33 chris-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Config: added 'auth_alg' value 'OPEN'
Nov 21 11:28:33 chris-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Config: added 'wep_key0' value '<omitted>'
Nov 21 11:28:33 chris-laptop NetworkManager: <info> Config: added 'wep_tx_keyidx' value '0'
Nov 21 11:28:33 chris-laptop NetworkManager: nm_setting_802_1x_get_pkcs11_engine_path: assertion `NM_IS_SETTING_802_1X...

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_VZ_ (formatc-meta) wrote :

I have this also. Connection button is grey.

JoshuaPurcell (joshua-purcell) wrote :

I have this same issue. I am connecting to my work's hidden wireless network and I don't have the option for unhiding the ESSID. I start my laptop, once booted I choose 'Connect to Hidden Wireless Network...', select the correct network listed in the new window's dropdown, and the data for that network connection populates but without the password as shown in the screenshot in the first post of this thread. It is uneditable, so I must then choose 'New' from the list and manually enter all that information again. Every time I boot up.

Sotomajor (miccots) on 2009-12-03
Changed in network-manager-applet (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Mahesh Asolkar (asolkar) wrote :

This is also tracked under Bug 450097. One of the two should be marked as a duplicate.

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