Missing a wireless / WPA piece

Da Rock rock_on_the_web at hotmail.com
Tue Feb 5 12:53:31 UTC 2008

> From: foxec208 at wowway.com
> To: fedora-list at redhat.com
> Date: Mon, 4 Feb 2008 23:03:27 -0500
> Subject: Missing a wireless / WPA piece
> Folks;
> I'm configuring a new laptop, I've gotten over the hurdles of firmware and 
> WPA-PSK is working as long as I iwconfig the essid onto the interface.
> On my previous laptop, something prompted me for a passphrase to allow access 
> into the WPA-PSK protected network after I had wpa_supplicant configured I 
> just have no idea what package it was I had always figured it to be part of 
> wpa_supplicant.
> Can anyone fit another piece into the puzzle.
> Thanks,
> Terry

You probably just used network manager for gnome. It uses a keyring and asks for a password to access this so that it can authenticate for wpa, mail, etc. It doesn't work from boot though, only once you login via gdm.
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