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Old 11-12-2006, 08:53 PM   #1
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Wireless trouble conecting to WEPs


In wifi manager it says that I just enter the wep password in the wep field in search for wireless networks but it doesn't connect. It does connect to non pass procted networks though. What am I missing to make this work?
 
Old 11-12-2006, 08:56 PM   #2
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I'm not sure in Fedora, but I've found in other distros, that you may have to specify the key type being used - 40-bit, 128-bit, plain text...


...see if there's an option for those.
 
Old 11-12-2006, 09:35 PM   #3
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I'm not sure in Fedora, but I've found in other distros, that you may have to specify the key type being used - 40-bit, 128-bit, plain text...


...see if there's an option for those.
My sister runs OSX and has something like that. If FC5 has something similar I haven't found it.
 
Old 11-14-2006, 09:05 PM   #4
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On startup and when I try to activate eth0 it says "Error for wireless request "Set Mode" (8B06) : SET failed on device eth0 ; Invalid argument."
Is this part of the problem?
It does activate and seems to function properly if there is an unsequre network in range.
 
Old 11-15-2006, 05:39 PM   #5
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Really no ideas?
Is there any more info I can give or first steps I can take?
 
Old 11-15-2006, 08:01 PM   #6
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Knetworkmanager seemed to fix get things working.
Nicer interface too IMO.
 
Old 11-15-2006, 09:01 PM   #7
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knetworkmanager is for use with KDE. If you're using GNOME, just install NetworManager and NetworkManagerDispacher (which, by the way, are required by knetworkmanager), and the "Network Manager Applet" should be automatically displayed in the top-right panel. Select your AP from the drop-down list, supply the password (which will be stored in you PIM), and you should be connected.

WiFi Manager has never worked well for me, and is, in my opinion, obsolete.

If you need to connect to WPA or WPA2 protected APs, you may also need to install wpa_supplicant.
 
Old 11-15-2006, 11:16 PM   #8
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Thanks, it seems to be working now.
 
  


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