On 02/17/2009 12:43 AM, scott wrote:
> Nils Kassube wrote:
>> scott wrote:
>>> When I open Wicd, all I get is available wireless spots, nowhere to
>>> enter a WEP key, anywhere.
>> If you open wicd and you see the list of available networks, there is a
>> tiny triangle to the left of the network name. Click on that triangle and
>> you can see some more info settings options about that network. Click the
>> button "extended settings" (or similar - Wicd refuses to speak English on
>> my machine). There you can select the encryption type and enter the key.
>>> And, again, I know it is probably not much
>>> better then using MAC filters, I just want to know how to get WEP
>>> working on my laptop. My WEP key is as strong as you can get...symbols,
>>> numbers and one letter. It is still WEP, though.
>> "WEP" and "strong key" is a bit contradictory
>>> In other words, in what config file do I make changes.
>> Sorry, I don't know about config files for Wicd. But if you only want to
>> use wireless with this particular setting you could uninstall Wicd and
>> use the settings in /etc/network/interfaces instead - if you really want
>> to edit config files.
> Thanks for your reply Nils, although I can't see Wicd only supporting
> un-editable files.
> There must be, besides the driver files under Wicd, some method that
> supports , at least, WEP.
He just told you how; click the right triangle next to the network name
that you wish to connect to, select Advanced Settings, click 'Use
Encryption', select WEP (Hex, Passphrase, or Shared/Restricted), enter
the key & click OK. http://wicd.sourceforge.net/screenshot.php
If you want to edit wicd files:
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