I've now connected with 128 bit WEP which I'll document here. You can see the images by clicking on the appropriate links. I would suggest bringing up the images in separate tabs or windows.
Again, for completeness I'll start with configuring the router. I realize the one you're using is already configured and the configuration screens may look different anyway. This image
shows the successive steps with the router. The first panel shows I've entered the passphrase: maryLittleLAMB
. Clicking generate
yeilds the middle panel and clicking apply
yields the final panel.
shows the filled-in dialog brought up by nm-applet
when I asked to connect. Clicking Login to Network
, after a little delay, brings up the Connection Estalished
While I am connecting, the nm-applet
icon changes to some kind of clockwise circular motion with two dots that eventually, in sequence, turn green. I discovered that if a gave the wrong passphrase (forgot which characters I had capitalized!
) the first light would (surprisingly!) still turn green but eventually the connection would fail with the reappearance of the dialog asking for the passphrase. Unlike your experience, there was nothing already filled in. But I am (probably) using a different version of nm-applet
than you are. From previous mishaps, I know that the first light turning green but then the reappearance of the dialog can also be cause by no DHCP server being available on the subnet. (Usually DHCP is handled by the router, but it can be configured otherwise.)
(In case anyone -- with malicious intent or not -- is wondering, the above WEP configuration and passphrase are history and my router is now back to a WPA2 configuration.