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

Uwe Brauer oub at mat.ucm.es
Sat Apr 4 21:20:46 UTC 2009

David McGlone wrote:
> On Friday 03 April 2009 7:05:48 pm Mark Greenwood wrote:
>> On Saturday 04 April 2009 00:27:42 Uwe Brauer wrote:
>>> 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
>>> MyHexPa55w0rd
>>> shall I then type MyHexPa55w0rd or the
>>> hex aquivalent of MyHexPa55w0rd which might be
> I found that the passphrase doesn't work. I can't even remember how far back 
> if at all it even worked. I have always had to enter the hex key.
> now days I quit using encryption all together and just use mac address 
> filtering.

you are aware of the fact that people may still sniff around in your net 
work if you restrict the access this way?

BTW (slightly off topic) in some places as as airport I have been 
confronted with a third way of connection.
It seems like a open wireless network,  but once you open a browser and 
try to connect, then a access page is open in which you have to type

what sort of configuration is this and how secure is this.


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