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Old 07-25-2012, 10:38 AM   #1
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Tragic NetworkManager after Jul22 update


I just installed a slackware-current 2012Jul22 system and found that in KDE NetworkManager setup, the encryption type is now (somewhat) automatically chosen by the computer. When setting up a wireless connection, before choosing an access point, the encryption scheme drop-down list is empty. This is ok, but -- after selecting a WPA-encrypted network, the drop-down list shows only LEAP and WEP! Then I have no way to connect to WPA access points.

I have another identical computer (only with a different video card) which has slackware-current 2012Jun30 installed. There I can choose all encryption types freely even when no access point is specified. I have no problem with wireless setup on this other system.

Any having similar problems?
 
Old 07-25-2012, 10:41 PM   #2
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WPA2-AES here... might want to double check your router just to be sure.
 
Old 07-26-2012, 01:09 AM   #3
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I have the same issue. My router is configured for WPA-PSK.
As NM uses wpa supplicant to connect to wpa networks does wpa supplicant have to run in the background?Or should the wpa_supplicant.conf contain any different configurationoption then the default ?
 
Old 07-26-2012, 03:37 AM   #4
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WPA2-AES here... might want to double check your router just to be sure.
Router settings should be ok since I've been using it for more than one year with two other computers and two mobile phones. Now I've connected the problematic system to the router with the help of wicd. The encryption is WPA.
 
Old 07-26-2012, 11:51 AM   #5
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WPA2-AES here... might want to double check your router just to be sure.
Hello,
I face the same issue. NM is not giving me the choice to choose WPA, etc. Unsecured WIFI connections are working. The same is working with WIC and I can connect to WPA secured WIFI's.

On a second laptop NM is working well. So any hint to what to check would be appreciated. Both laptops are running -current.

Cheers,
Grischuna
 
  


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