8.04, cant't connect to wireless net with WEP key

Uwe Brauer oub at mat.ucm.es
Fri Apr 3 23:27:42 UTC 2009

Mark Greenwood wrote:
> On Friday 03 April 2009 23:04:59 Uwe Brauer wrote:
>> Hello
>> this is odd. I can connect to every open wireless net, I even can 
>> connect to wireless net using WPA 2 keys.
>> But I tried to connect to a network with WEP enabled and finally the 
>> connection gets refused.
>> I can perfectly connect using MS XP, so I am wondering that may be 
>> knetworkmanager does not transmit the key undamaged.
>> Or can somebody point me out how to connect to a wireless net with
>> WEP using other tools than knetworkmanager.
>> no nm-applet does not work neither.
>> thanks
>> Uwe Brauer
> I'm not using 8.04, but I spent literally hours and hours trying to get my wireless to work on 9.04 until I noticed a setting in networkmanager - "Key Type" was set to 'passphrase' by default. I changed it to 'Hex Key' and, since I'd been entering my Hex Key, it suddenly started working. D'Oh! :)
> Mark
Hm I must ask a very silly question, suppose the key is is set to HEX
but the passwd is

shall I then type MyHexPa55w0rd or the
hex aquivalent of MyHexPa55w0rd which might be
4d 79 48 65 78 50 61 35 35 77 30 72 64


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