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Old 03-30-2011, 11:17 PM   #1
brmccarty
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Wicd Returns "Bad Password"


Mint 9 Xfce with Wicd. I know I'm using the right password. I've put it in at least a dozen times. I just started up my Slackware system and tried it and it connects.
The only differences I can find are in Preferences.
Slackware system
DHCP Client = dhcpcd
Graphical Sudo Application = kdesu
Mint system
these options are not selectable.

Both systems are using Xfce desktop.
I am using WEP shared/Restricted
 
Old 03-31-2011, 08:33 AM   #2
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The only differences I can find are in Preferences.
Slackware system
DHCP Client = dhcpcd
Graphical Sudo Application = kdesu
Mint system
these options are not selectable.

I am using WEP shared/Restricted
I sometimes find (and this is just in Slackware, no other distros needed) that WICD seems to be out of sync with iwconfig (wheras I always assumed that WICD was basically a graphical front end for iwconfig and other similar utilities). So the passphrase in WICD is set to "XXXYYY" but if I type iwconfig at a console I get output which suggests that the passphrase is "yyyxxx". I have found that by manually setting the iwconfig key (
Code:
iwconfig wlan0 key XXXYYY
if I remember corrcetly) to match the WICD passphrase.
 
  


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