Dapper -- Any way to configure WEP encryption using a passphrase rather than key?
miles.lane at gmail.com
Wed Mar 15 15:31:32 UTC 2006
With Fedora Core running NetworkManager, I get prompted for a passphrase
for a new WEP connection. I have a Linksys AP. When I set up the access
point, I entered "sometext" as my passphrase and this caused a hex key
to be generated. When I enter the passprase into NetworkManager,
it successfully connects to the AP. In other words, I don't need to enter
the entire hex key string.
When I installed from the latest Dapper Flight CD, I couldn't get the network
to configure, because I didn't have the hex key written down. This was a big
bother. Likewise, Network Monitor (the network management applet) seems
incapable of configuring my connection without the hex key. I tried specifying
an ascii string, but it appears that the ascii key is different from
This difference is not mentioned in the instructions, IIRC. Confusing.
Anyhow, I would love to not have to remember the hex string. Is there any
way to get this working, or must I install NetworkManager.
By the way, this is another compelling reason to make NM a part of the Dapper
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