the infamous linux wifi monster strikes-wirechief, Leonard, and marc

Robert Holtzman holtzm at
Mon Apr 20 04:38:43 UTC 2009

On Sun, 19 Apr 2009, Nils Kassube wrote:

> Robert Holtzman wrote:
>> As my first post stated, I'm a complete noob when it comes to
>> networking. I was under the impression that the key was a user
>> created random string. From your reply I get the idea that this isn't
>> true, i.e. your reference to "the right key".
> Yes, the user generated random string is the passphrase you need for the
> GUI tools. However in your first mail of this thread you used a hex key
> generated by the program wpa_passphrase which is used in the interfaces
> file. Therefore I thought you might have used this hex key instead
> which would be wrong for a GUI tool.

Thanks for the reply, from which I gather any random string will suffice 
for a pass phrase. True?

Initially I tried "jUCEmss4WGhQ" for a pass phrase which didn't work. 
Later I tried letting the configuration utility do it automatically. 
Also no luck. Could this be a hardware problem? Firmware?

Bob Holtzman

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