Fedora 10 - Enable Wireless at Login Screen for LDAP Authentication
I've got Fedora 10 up and running on a Samsung NC-10, and have "yum update"-ed to make sure I have the current versions of everything. I've run authconfig-gtk and setup a connection to our LDAP server, and have setup an NFS mount in /etc/fstab to the homedrive directory. Everything's working splendidly - as long as you use the Ethernet connection.
I cannot get the wireless connection up and running at the login screen. I can get it working AFTER you login, and can run "getent passwd" when the wireless (wlan0) is enabled and the Ethernet connection is disconnected - it displays a list of all my LDAP users. If I log out, however, change to another console screen/shell, and run the command - it dies (when the wireless is enabled and ethernet is disconnected).
I've read up a bit, and I believe it may be because NetworkManager isn't getting an IP Address from the login screen. I've turned off all security to the wireless network, and am broadcasting the SSID. From the shell, I can run iwconfig and see that I'm connected to my Network. Running "dhclient wlan0", however, hangs...it just sits there. Checking out dmesg, I see a couple of messages:
wlan0 (WE) : Wireless Event too big (294)
wlan0: disassociating by local choice (reason=3)
Has anyone seen this or fixed it? Thanks!
EDIT: I had two Access Points that were both broadcasting the same SSID - this was the SSID to which I was attempting to connect. I changed on of their SSIDs so that there are two unique SSIDs and attempted to reconnect. I'm still having the issue with the "DISASSOCIATING BY LOCAL CHOICE (REASON=3)" error, but the Wireless Event error has been removed. I'm also still having the problem of connecting and getting an IP while I'm at the login window.
Last edited by glarizza; 03-17-2009 at 06:46 AM.
Reason: Added new information.