[Bug 356865] [NEW] Cannot connect to WEP network due to missing network input method

dukat dukat at ehlert.name
Tue Apr 7 08:12:18 UTC 2009

Public bug reported:

Binary package hint: plasma-widget-network-manager

This is a direct copy of my upstream bug report
Kubuntu Jauny 9.04 latest beta, 
plasma-widget-network-manager 0.0+svn930811-0ubunutu2

While WEP usage is deprecated, I still encounter many places with WEP
encryption only.

Mostly I cannot connect to these networks, as I can only enter the WEP hex key
or the WEP passphrase. All network I know only provide the WEP ASCII key (5/13
chars), which I cannot enter into the widget. Thus I cannot connect to these

The Gnome network manager applet provides the ASCII key option. Even under
Windows XP it is the default way of entering the network key (In fact, WEP
passphrase is not even supported in Windows XP)

** Affects: plasma-widget-network-manager (Ubuntu)
     Importance: Undecided
         Status: New

** Bug watch added: KDE Bug Tracking System #189015

Cannot connect to WEP network due to missing network input method
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