[Sugar-devel] Test request: Wifi encryption changes...

C. Scott Ananian cscott at cscott.net
Fri Feb 12 09:44:08 EST 2010

Clear network settings does have other uses, even in the absence of
bugs: you may want to remove a network from being autoselected, or
remove a password for a home network before lending your device to
someone.  In the absence of a per-connection editor (like nm-applet
has), "clear network settings" gets the job done.

On Friday, February 12, 2010, Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi lists,
> I've recently been working on wifi & wpa association issues  on the
> 8.2.x releases (F-9, NM-6.5, Sugar 0.82) and there is bug I would like
> to ask people to test for with Strawberry (of F11 images on XO),
> Blueberry and the 0.87 SoaS builds.
> I have definitely seen it a long time ago, and it was known, but it
> wasn't on dev.l.o as an open bug so I tracked it as
> http://dev.laptop.org/ticket/10021
> To repro you need an XO or SoaS and an access point...
> * Setup an AP with WPA or WPA2 encryption, with a passphrase
> * Connect to it from XO giving the right passphrase
> * On the AP, change the passphrase
> * On the XO, reconnect. The reconnect will try to use the stored
> passphrase, fail, and ask for a new passphrase. However, NM ignores
> the new passphrase.
> Similar issues are likely to exist with changing between no
> encryption, WEP, WPA, WPA2.
> Hopefully this is fixed in newer NM + Sugar, but it is something
> nobody has been testing, and it does mess things up in the field so we
> need your help...
> If this gets fixed, then we can remove the ugly "delete network info"
> button from the control panel (which is just a workaround for this).
> (Why am I asking for this? I don't have equipment at all at this
> moment, as I am "on the move".)
> cheers,
> martín
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