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Old 03-31-2009, 10:07 PM   #1
dmchess
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Need help connecting to home network


I run a home network which has an old wireless router. I can connect to it from Windows machines w/o any problems, but we are in the process of downsizing the Windows laptops and bringing on Linux Laptops.

Now if I scan for my network I get the folllowing:

Cell 04 - Address: 00:0D:14:00:92:F8
ESSID:"mynetwork"
Mode:Master
Frequency:2.437 GHz (Channel 6)
Quality=56/70 Signal level=-39 dBm Noise level=-95 dBm
Encryption keyn
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s
12 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Extra:bcn_int=100
IE: WPA Version 1
Group Cipher : TKIP
Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP
Authentication Suites (1) : PSK

Now my FC10 laptop has KDE running on it and I have tried connecting using its software (Knetwork Manager.) For the record my network uses static addresses.

I have selected WPA Version 1 and I have told it to use the TKIP cipher. It does not connect though and I am not sure what is wrong. Also, if and when I get this working can I copy this script so that I can use it under gnome (I hate KDE) and so I can also use it on my Wife's Ubuntu machine. I assume that when using the KDE software I enter the password for the network in ascii, not hex. Please correct me if I am wrong.
 
  


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