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Old 01-24-2010, 07:42 PM   #1
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Make wicd wireless ask for password

After struggling with network manager counting wireless as "disabled" everytime I rebooted, I've switched to wicd in my ubuntu karmic box.

I've got it up and running fine, but I'm paranoid about security. I connect to my home network via WPA2. It says that "encryption is necesarry," and I enter the password under "settings," and it works great. But it stores the password and just connects automatically. I don't have to enter my system password or the network password.

I'd like it for security purposes that I enter either my root password to acess the keyring (or whatever is set up) or enter the wireless password each time. Is this possible with wicd?
Old 01-24-2010, 09:53 PM   #2
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With wicd and my Debian testing KDE, if I click on the wicd icon a window pops up showing all available wireless networks. There is a check box for "Connect automatically to this network" or similar, remove the check mark for your AP and you'll be required to input the key whenever you want to join the network. You will probably also be required to select it from the list every time also as it is not set as default.


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