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Old 02-21-2009, 07:53 PM   #1
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how to enable encryption key


OK, the moment has finally arrived. I sought google tirelessly and have lost. All it gave me, and past Linux forums, was an endless loop of stuff that doesn't work to my situation, with slackware 12.2.

it's got to be simple right? and to the point to?

I have my wicd-client up and running and I even have my icon in my toolbar.

The only problem is I can't seem to enable my encryption key.

Where do I start? I'm assuming its such a simple command that everyone is born with the know-how-to do this, hence the reason why the information is disregarded in cyber-space and books.

Right-clicking the icon does me no good and I can't run rc.inet1.conf, because I'm using wicd.

If anyone can help me that would be awesome.
 
Old 02-21-2009, 08:12 PM   #2
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Are you talking about wireless encryption, I assume?

Is it WEP or WPA? If it is WPA, you need wpa-supplicant installed.

If you want help, you'll have to provide more information on the installation, what you've tried, and what results or error messages you are getting.
 
Old 02-21-2009, 08:38 PM   #3
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Are you talking about wireless encryption, I assume?

Is it WEP or WPA? If it is WPA, you need wpa-supplicant installed.
Yes! sorry for the lack of comm.
I am talking about wireless encryption. I've got a lynksis router WRT54G, it is secure, and it's using a WEP Key 1:#########.

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If you want help, you'll have to provide more information on the installation, what you've tried, and what results or error messages you are getting.
A wicd-client came preinstalled with my slack 12.2 cd's and I simply ran it. It worked well after reboot, and now I'm able to see all the wireless devices to connect to in my neighborhood, including mine.

The only problem is when I try to connect to mine, I get a pop-up message telling me I have to enable the encryption key.
I've tried going to my settings/internet&network/wirelessnetwork, and there I checked on a "use encryption" check box and I clicked on a "configure" button. In the configuration there was a key1 code. I simply typed the key in I have for my router.
Simple as that.

But none of it worked. When I tried to connect to my wireless router using wicd client, the same error message poped up again "This Network Requires Encryption to be Enabled"

If there is anything else I left out please let me know.
Thanks,
 
Old 02-21-2009, 08:44 PM   #4
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And another thing,
I felt like I cheated because I went to the start menu settings to enable my encryption in my KDE user interface. (even though it didn't work)

I presume slackers take pride in typing in all their commands.
 
Old 02-21-2009, 08:47 PM   #5
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http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...nabled-702024/

see that thread bud
 
Old 02-21-2009, 08:53 PM   #6
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Have you tried to left click on the tray wicd icon,then there is an arrow near your ESSID on which you need to click and advanced options will show up,then you need to enable encryption and enter your key.

EDIT:Phunkedelik was faster this time.

Last edited by alan_ri; 02-21-2009 at 08:55 PM.
 
Old 02-21-2009, 08:59 PM   #7
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yeh... i dont use wicd i use netcfg so i did a quick search and found it... basically just linked so i didnt have to type out what you typed
 
Old 02-21-2009, 09:07 PM   #8
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Thanks for the website, I might reference it again to someone with a slight different problem than me, and it's just as I expected. I read it before I started this thread, doesn't help much because I can't open /etc/network/interfaces. No such file or directory exist.
and another thing is that I don't have an advanced settings button.
Close but no cigar.
 
Old 02-21-2009, 09:10 PM   #9
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Have you tried to left click on the tray wicd icon,then there is an arrow near your ESSID on which you need to click and advanced options will show up,then you need to enable encryption and enter your key.
Yep tried that, unfortunately no such arrow exist. When I left click the wicd icon i have three choices (1) Connect (2)About (3)Quit
 
Old 02-21-2009, 09:13 PM   #10
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hit connect... and im sure there is an advanced option button or comthing after that. as i have said i havnt used it . you are going to be like OH I SEE IT NOW then feel bad xD i wish i could be more specific.. i guess i could install it to help you out.
 
Old 02-21-2009, 09:17 PM   #11
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does your wicd look anything like this? http://mergy.org/wp-content/uploads/...screenshot.png

check out the preferances tab
 
Old 02-21-2009, 09:26 PM   #12
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hit connect... and im sure there is an advanced option button or comthing after that. as i have said i havnt used it . you are going to be like OH I SEE IT NOW then feel bad xD i wish i could be more specific.. i guess i could install it to help you out.
HOLY COW!!! there was a small small arrow next to the name of my router, I didn't have to left or right click the icon to see it. The past phrase must have threw me for a loop. I knew this was an easy fix.

I now feel really bad ;(
 
Old 02-21-2009, 09:30 PM   #13
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are you being serious? hahahah i so called it phunkedelik: 1 reality: 0
 
Old 02-21-2009, 09:36 PM   #14
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are you being serious? hahahah i so called it phunkedelik: 1 reality: 0
You get props!

For anyone in the future reading this. There are tiny little arrows you can click on next to the names of the router connections in wicd-client.

The cool thing is, wicd configures everything for you. I didn't have to configure anything for myself. I wasted too much time trying to do it the hard way. shame shame

peace,
out
 
Old 03-09-2010, 08:05 PM   #15
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Glasses

yep I had to get glasses to see those buttons
 
  


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