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Re: FC4 and NetworkManager?



On Fri, 2005-06-17 at 14:27 -0400, Pete Toscano wrote:
> Aaron Gaudio wrote:
> 
> > 1. No menu item... I wasn't able to locate a GNOME menu item to launch
> > the NetworkManagerNotification tasklet. Did I overlook it or is it not
> > present? I had to run /usr/libexec/NetworkManagerNotification manually
> > from a terminal.
> 
> Try running NetworkManagerInfo.  It'll give you an icon in the
> notification area.

Does this do anything different than
running /usr/libexec/NetworkManagerNotification itself?

> 
> > 2. Once scanning, NetworkManager does not detect my network, which makes
> > sense since my network does not broadcast ESSID. So, I click on the task
> > icon and select "Create New Wireless Network...". I get a dialog asking
> > for the ESSID and WEP key. These I enter in and save them. After a few
> > seconds, NetworkManager starts trying to connect to the network
> > ("tarnation"). However it never gets further than trying. Running
> > iwconfig at this time doesn't show the ESSID being set. 
> 
> I think the "Create New Wireless Network..." dialog actually sets up an
> adhoc network.  What you probably want is "Other Wireless Networks..."
> That's where I configure my non-beaconing/WEP network.
> 

Yes, I tried "Other Wireless Networks..." too, with the same results.

> My biggest complaints about NM are:
> 
> 1.  Every-so-often, the wireless card's power management is turned off.
> 
> 2.  I can't figure out how to have anything but WEP or no WEP.  I'd like
> to do WPA-PSK, but I think I'll need to do that by hand.

>From scouring the fedora-test list, it seems that WPA simply hasn't been
implemented yet.


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