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Wireless Encryption (was Re: NetworkManager Cannot Connect to Wireless Network)

On 07/10/2010 12:49 AM, John Frankish wrote:

I just installed NetworkManager and started to use it with wired/wireless connections.

Things work fine with the wired connection, but although NetworkManager displays several available wireless networks, it will not connect.

The problem is that when I select the available network to join, NetworkManager diplays a dialogue "Wireless Network Authentication Required" and requests a "WEP 128-bit Passphrase". Entering the "128 bits 26 hex digits" code for my router does not work, I believe I need to enter a "WEP 40/128-bit Key", but when I select this, the "Connect" button is greyed out and I cannot enter the code.

Any ideas whey trying to enter a "WEP 40/128-bit Key" is not possible with NetworkManager?


According to the IEEE, WEP-40 and WEP-104 "have been deprecated as they fail to meet their security goals".

You should instead use WPA2-AES or, if that is not possible, WPA2-PSK.

Seek truth from facts.

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