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Old 07-19-2009, 11:34 PM   #1
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Configuring wicd for WEP: Hex, Passphase or Shared/Restricted?


Before anything, I am using Debian Lenny and I get the 1.6.2 version of wicd from the site.

My house's wireless is WEP. The passphrase is "saojosedoscampos2009" and this passphrase generate 4 keys: They are: "D7D854D71B", "D931E1594B", "98B7F9484A" and "E2EC4BE759".

My question is what I need to use in wicd WEP configuration: Hex, Passphase or Shared/Restricted? And what I need to use, the passphrase or the keys?

If I use the configuration WEP(Passphrase) "saojosedoscampos2009",
wicd shows "Obtaining IP address" but did not get any. Finaly it shows a pop-up saying "Connection Failed: Unable to Get IP address". Why wicd can not get one IP address?

If I use the configuration Wep (Shared/Restricted) "D7D854D71B", the same..

I think there is a problem to obtain the IP address.

dhclient is installed. If i do #dhclient ath0, it connects normally.

May be I need to install something more.

Any help will be appreciable.

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Can you connect when you disable WEP?
Does the router or AP is setup for DHCP?
Old 07-20-2009, 06:03 AM   #3
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WEP is ok, I need it to connect, even in windows.

I can connect with iwconfig. The problem seems to be related tp wicd.


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