Add FT-EAP to the Network Manager

Bug #1689785 reported by Serejka Homyakov on 2017-05-10
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
NetworkManager
Confirmed
Medium
network-manager (Ubuntu)
Wishlist
Unassigned

Bug Description

Hi!

I'm using Network Manager 1.2.6-0ubuntu0.16.04.1 to connect to the WPA2-Enterprise SSID with PEAP-MSCHAPv2. I'm able to connect to it using WPA2-EAP ok, but as I know, Network Manager uses wpa_supplicant supporting FT-EAP, but this option is not available in the Network Manager.

FT stands for the 802.11r Fast Transition, which allows client to be "pre-authenticated" to the AP it targets to move to, thus facilitating inter-AP transition time (i.e. downtime) to be much lower in WPA2-Enterprise networks. This functionality is critical in the modern 802.11 networks.

Please, add this support to the Network Manager.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in network-manager (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Oded Arbel (oded-geek) wrote :

That would be a good feature to add, I'd like to see this support as well.

Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

The request has been made upstream on https://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=747802 but there has be no activity there since it was reported

Changed in network-manager (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
status: Confirmed → Triaged
Changed in network-manager:
importance: Unknown → Medium
status: Unknown → Confirmed
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