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Bug#284799: marked as done (installation-reports: Choosing the WIFI ESSID in the non expert mode of the debian-installer)

Your message dated Sat, 14 Jul 2012 11:26:53 -0600
with message-id <20120714172653.GB5758@mykerinos.kheops.frmug.org>
and subject line Bug fixed for ages..:-)
has caused the Debian Bug report #284799,
regarding installation-reports: Choosing the WIFI ESSID in the non expert mode of the debian-installer
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Package: installation-reports
Severity: wishlist

Hi Debian developpers ;o)

First comment on the Debian project except a previous bug report. I hope
to be a Debian developper soon. I'm currently reading the fresh french
book from Raphaël Hertzog about Debian Sarge and will produce 2 or 3
debian package soon.

But let's talking about the installer.

I have a little wish about the Debian installer.

If you detect a WIFI network card, you prompt for the WEPKEY but not for
the ESSID.

It's a bit frustrating cause if someone know the WEPKEY, chance he knows
the ESSID too.

Moreover, someone securing a WIFI network with a WEPKEY will often
secure it by disabling DHCP, disabling ESSID broadcasting and the
default "any" ESSID won't work.

>From there, 2 options (for a skilled user) :

- Switching to a console and editing /etc/network/interface to change
  the ESSID

- Installing in expert mode

What a pity to boot in expert mode only for an ESSID.

So, in my own opinion, there is two solutions :

- Considering that knowing a WIFI WEPKEY is for experts, only prompt
  for it in expert mode

- Or better, in standard mode, prompt for the ESSID but with the
  "any" default value.

It's a little stuff but would be appreciable for a skilled WIFI
user that don't know much of Debian (first install of a Debian for
example) and would be disappointed if it can''t enter it. He would
probably not be skilled enough to swith to a console during the
net install process.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 3.1
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)
Kernel: Linux 2.4.27-1-686
Locale: LANG=fr_FR@euro, LC_CTYPE=fr_FR@euro (charmap=ISO-8859-15)

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This bug is fixed since ages..:-)


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