Wifi Security type (GUI regression)

pqwoerituytrueiwoq pqwoerituytrueiwoq at gmail.com
Fri Feb 1 20:24:42 UTC 2013

In Ubuntu 10.04 when you connect to a wireless network with encryption 
you could select the security type, however on 12.10 and variants 
(except kde) this is no longer there and you have to type a hexadecimal 
key, just like on windows, i always used pass phrase since i can 
actually remember that

i realize the option was probably removed to not confuse windows users, 
thus making the ui conform to a windows standard, but this is not 
windows so why not make it better than windows

Almost every single DE only lets you use the hexadecimal key now, that 
was one of my favorite things on linux, i don't have to type a 64/128 
digit hex key, i can just use my 12 character pass-phrase
windows, gnome 3, mate, xfce 4, cinnamon, and unity all make you type a 
long key that nobody can remember
the kde desktop may be the only exception to this, i have not checked 
lubuntu, but i expect it to be the same as xubunu in that respect
on xfce i can click connect then cancel and go to edit connections and 
use my pass phrase from there, i just tried gnome and i can't seem to do 

from my router (running tomato firmware):

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