Networkmanager seems to ignore WEP code

Kevin J. Cummings cummings at
Sun Jul 6 21:30:00 UTC 2008

Christopher A. Williams wrote:
> On Sun, 2008-07-06 at 13:42 -0400, Kevin J. Cummings wrote:
>> Luis Orlindo Tedeschi wrote:
>>> Would the WPA problem affect the WEP?
>> (For those who have forgotten, my laptop is running F9 x86_64. 
>> Up-to-date through yum daily.  It has ipw3945 hardware, and I'm using 
>> the iwl3945 wifi drivers.)
> I'm running  F9 x86_64 as well with the same wireless adapter. You're
> not alone.
> My WPA router at home connects up immediately and always has. WEP, OTOH,
> has been so bad for me that my laptop locks up hard when trying to
> connect to my church's 128-bit WEP network. I can only do a hard reset
> to get anything working.
> Any attempt to connect to a WEP router fails - and usually with a hard
> system lockup.
>> So, maybe I don't know what the bug is, but maybe its related to 
>> WPA/WPA2, but not WPA-AES?
>> And I have no clue as what's wrong with WEP, as a lot of the people 
>> commenting on the bug claims they have no problems using WEP!
>> So, here I am, not a general user of WEP, having problems getting it to 
>> work at all.  Its not one of my "standard" setups.  I only expect to use 
>> it rarely.  But, I expect it to work when I do, so when it doesn't, it 
>> makes it really hard to fix (How do you fix your internet connection 
>> when you can't get it to work????)  How am I supposed to then google for 
>> the answers?!
> Same here - I plan to upgrade our church network to WPA soon, but for
> now I can't even attempt to connect at risk of a hard system lockup. I
> haven't found any answers for this either.
> I booted up an original F9 x86_64 live CD from a USB pen drive just for
> grins and connected up to the WEP network with no issues at all. It's
> definitely something that has changed along the way.

Cool!  I had the F9-pre-release LiveDVD with me, I didn't even *think* 
to boot from that and try to connect.  Ah, the lost opportunities!  B^)

Kevin J. Cummings
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