WPA support in NetworkManager

Miles Lane miles.lane at gmail.com
Sat Mar 18 03:01:56 GMT 2006

On 3/17/06, Frank Siegert <hugelmopf at web.de> wrote:
> I almost don't dare to comment on this long discussion, but the latest Dapper
> Development Status says about NetworkManager:
> (network-magic)
>   [...]
>   have been investigating 0.6 and would like to recommend that we look at
>   shipping that in dapper, along with wpa_supplicant -- with the extended
>   release cycle it would still get more testing than I was expecting 0.5 to
>   get. It also fixes a lot of damned irritating problems.

One comment, NM handles 128-bit WEP key generation from a passphrase
correctly against my Linksys WAP11 v2.2, which is more than I can say
for the current network code in Dapper.  It seems that Dapper can only
currently work with 64-bit key generation via s:<passphrase>.  With
NetworkManager on Fedora Core 5 T3, I can see my Linksys in the scan
results, select it, enter the passphrase and all is happy, happy, joy,
joy.  If we still aren't going to ship NM 0.6, can we explore patching
the current code to correctly handle 128-bit key generation?


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