the infamous linux wifi monster strikes-wirechief, Leonard, and marc
holtzm at cox.net
Tue Apr 21 06:14:46 UTC 2009
On Mon, 20 Apr 2009, Nils Kassube wrote:
> Robert Holtzman wrote:
>> 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?
> Which configuration utility? I don't think there is a configuration
> utility that can guess the pass phrase.
The web configuration utility (192.168.1.1) has an option to
automatically enable encryption, including generation of a key
(pass phrase?). I have been told on another list that this only works
with Windows. I won't dispute that but it does populate the router with
the key (pass phrase?). Moot point however. I still couldn't connect.
> If you can connect the router
> to your machine using the ethernet cable, you could copy the pass
> phrase from the router configuration to the wicd or network manager
> configuration like this (this is from memory because I don't have the
> laptop in front of me):
The point, unless I'm mistaken, is to assure that the router and client
machine are using the same pass phrase. This is one of the first things
I did, although it didn't occur to me to connect with ethernet cable.
What I did was to put the pass phrase into my encrypted passwords file,
reset the router to be able to connect, and paste the p/w into wicd (the
client) and also into the configuration utility. In any event, the pass
phrases match. And.......no connection after reboot.
...........snip of linux insruction............
Again, any chance this could be a hardware or firmware problem.
Many thanks. I really do appreciate the help.
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