Accept WEP in the ubiquity wireless network chooser dialog

Bug #1018160 reported by James M. Leddy on 2012-06-26
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
ubiquity (Ubuntu)
James M. Leddy

Bug Description

Currently, the ubi-network dialog looks at WpaFlags (Wifi Protected Access) and RsnFlags (Robust Secure Network, aka: WPA2) to determine if the network is encrypted. According to Dan Walsh in this email, neither of these are used for WEP encrypted networks:

> You can't tell the difference between 64-bit and 128-bit WEP at all
> because that information simply isn't available with WEP. You can only
> tell that an AP requires "privacy" or not and that it does not use WPA.
> For WEP the Privacy bit is the only thing you have.

I've experimentally verified that WEP doesn't work in ubiquity. If you choose a WEP ssid, the password box remains disabled, and clicking "Continue" causes nm-applet to pop up and prompt for the password. I wonder if this is still a concern though due to WEP being so infrequently used today.

description: updated
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → James M. Leddy (jm-leddy)
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
importance: Wishlist → Medium
Colin Watson (cjwatson) on 2012-06-29
summary: - Accept WEP in the ubiqutiy wireless network chooser dialog
+ Accept WEP in the ubiquity wireless network chooser dialog
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Medium → Low
Ubuntu QA Website (ubuntuqa) wrote :

This bug has been reported on the Ubuntu ISO testing tracker.

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tags: added: iso-testing
Changed in ubiquity (Ubuntu):
importance: Low → Wishlist
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