Updated wireless-tools packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The wireless-tools packages contain tools used to manipulate the Wireless Extensions. The Wireless Extension is an interface that allows the user to set Wireless LAN specific parameters and to get statistics for wireless networking equipment.
In an environment with a large number of wireless access points, using the wicd connection manager or the network-manager tool to connect to a wireless network previously failed. With this update, the buffer limit of the "iwlist scan" command has been adjusted not to exceed the maximum iwlist buffer amount, which prevents this problem from occurring.
Users of wireless-tools are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix this bug.