Yup, Wicd is better than Network Manager. With NM, i had some problems
with WPA networks and I wasn't able to connect to them. With WICD, all
is better now...
You should try it, if you have any more trouble.
David Vincent wrote:
Francisco Borges wrote:
On Sat, Apr 5, 2008 at 5:11 PM, David Vincent <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
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> But so far, using Hardy, I simply cannot connect to a WEP protected network.
Are you sure you're choosing the correct passphrase type?
WEP 128-bit Passphrase
WEP 64/128-bit Hex
WEP 64/128-bit ASCII
I had problems connecting to my WEP network until I realised I was not
paying attention and had left it on the default "WEP 128-bit
Passphrase". NM would look like it was going to connect but then would
fail. WPA worked fine. Finally I saw the "WEP 64/128-bit Hex" option
and once I started using that everything was fine.
Just a thought.
I am sure I tried that. But I was always filling in a passphrase on
the "WEP 128-bit Passphrase", and this key (generated from the
passphrase on the router interface) on the "WEP 64/128-bit Hex".
What are you filling in in the Hex key field? An actual key you got
from a phrase when configuring the router, or your actual passphrase?
i was being silly and relying on NM to figure things out for me and tell
me what type of key i had to enter - just like XP does. NM doesn't work
i was entering my hex key into the 128-bit passphrase prompt (thats what
comes up by default) and my network would then fail to connect. once i
corrected myself and added my hex key to the 64/128-bit Hex prompt
things of course worked like they needed to.
but now however, i find when i go to a hotspot and they give me a
key/passphrase to get on, i have to spend time trying all the options NM
gives before i find the one which works (which is annoying) unlike XP
which will just take my key and run with it, figure out what the network
requires and then use it. that's annoying. i haven't tried WICD yet -
anyone know if it fixes that issue?
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