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Old 07-08-2007, 12:40 AM   #1
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FC5, Wireless, WEP key

Hi all,
I have a FC5 on my HP laptop, I updated the firmware and everything is going fine and I could connect to the wireless network smoothly, but after the addition of the WEP Key security to my network, my WiFi manager sees the network (just the name without marking it by green color) and it refused to connect or to get an IP Address.

is there anything else to do?

Old 07-09-2007, 11:15 AM   #2
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So it...

- did not have any keys (i.e. the network was "unsecured")
- it worked with that setting
- you added WEP key
- now you can't connect

right? If I understood wrong, correct me.

If that's the case, you must just "renew" the connection, so that your network manager doesn't just try to connect with the same settings (no encryption) but connect as if it was the first time. For example if you used the Gnome network manager applet (click on the icon, see the networks available, click on a network to connect) on the panel, you would re-click on the wireless network to disconnect and then again click it to reconnect. You might even have to go as far as picking up the "connect to other networks" entry, typing manually the ESSID in, choosing security (WEP) and trying again. The program might remember the old settings.
Old 07-10-2007, 02:54 PM   #3
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Thanks alot.
I just didnt do the following
iwconfig eth1 essid "essid-name"
iwconfig eth1 key s:<password>



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