network mannager can't connect to secure wireless networks

Mikkel L. Ellertson mikkel at
Thu Nov 22 17:35:55 UTC 2007

yordy wrote:
> hi, i have fedora core 8 in my laptop, i can't connect to a
> secure wireless network, network mannager ask for a password, with secure
> network correct parameters (WEP 128-bit Passphrase and Open System),
> i enter the passphrase and network mannager try to connect, it find
> the access point but ask for a passphrase again and again and never
> connect to the network. in ubuntu 7.10 i a have the same problem...
> to a network without password i connect quickly, but to a secure
> network, i never can connect... any idea?
You probably need to change the "Open System" setting to "shared
Key" or something like that. (I forget the exact label.) I know I
had to do it here because the router is set to require encryption.


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