View Full Version : No wep via wireless assistant!
Jun 7th 2006, 05:57 PM
I see that this problem has been addressed elsewhere, but I don't think they solved my problem.
I can connect to internet unsecured out-of-the box from my drapper. I'm using a dwl-g510 (rev c) so the card is correctly detected.
But when i try to enable wep using DHCP and a passphrase (ASCII) the connection fails.
Do I manually have to configure any files?
I have tried to update the interfaces file as written elsewhere but no luck.
Jun 10th 2006, 04:25 AM
I'm having the same problem on my ibook g3 500. Thrilled that the airport worked out of the box, so kudos to kubuntu devel team.... but for all that I still can't get on my router at home....
-vestlink : does it occasionally let you on for a moment and then kick you off?
Jun 11th 2006, 08:42 AM
When i configure the connection either through dhcp or manually i get at "connection failed" when i try to connect. No difference if i try to rebbot and connect again. Tried to reinstall. Same problem.
Jun 16th 2006, 04:42 AM
I ran into the exact same problem. Using the bcm43xxx driver included with dapper, the card was recognized and worked fine on a nonencrypted network, but had two problems I noticed. First, it would not connect if I switched over to using any WEP encryption. Second, it defaulted on auto rate to 10mb on my G network when it should of auto detected to 54.
I tried literally everything I could think of to get it working with WEP and nada. Via a connection script I easily forced the card to 54mb. However, rather than blow more time when it's honestly not necessary, I switched back to using ndiswrapper/windows driver for my broadcom wifi. Everything works great, auto rate & WEP.
Jun 23rd 2006, 02:08 AM
I had same problem and got it to work.* I too could not get Wireless Assistant* to connect with a WEP enable connection.* I then used the System Settings/Internet Connections to set up WEP, then I could connect to my router but not anywhere that required DNS.* *I then went back to Wireless Assistant and tried to connect there, and it worked! Even using DNS!*
I have no idea why this worked, but it does.
Still flakey but at least now it connects!
Edit: actually I think using the Wireless Assistant has no effect. I just restarted kubuntu and as long as I can set up encryption in system settings/network whatever and an IP shows up, I can get on the net but only after about 5-10 minutes, when DNS seems to start working. wierd, no clue as to what is going on
Jul 6th 2006, 03:22 AM
I am not sure if my issue is wep related, but seems similar in nature. I have no problem connecting to my home Wireless Access Point with WEP enabled, but not through the wireless LAN Manager. If I go to the System Settings-> Network Settings and set everything in that interface, when I re-enabled the card I connect. I am using it now to post this.
I then look at the Wireless LAN Manager interface and it shows that I am connected. If I then try to connect to that WAP again through the Wireless LAN Manager interface I get a failed connection message.
I have looked in the options in the Wireless LAN Manager (there aren't many). I am wondering if this program ...even though I supply a password... doesn't have permission to alter settings??
Any help would be nice, I would like to be able to use many different access points and feel the wireless manger will do the trick well if I can get past this little issue. I am running a Prism chipset wifi card (natively supported by linux kernel) I think the fact that with out any configuration it is working tells me it is not a card or driver issue. It seems to be a disconnect somewhere in the Wireless LAM Manager itself ??
I just installed Kubuntu 6.06 and have done apt-get upgrade. FYI I was not able to connect to my WEP enabled WAP until I ran the latest updates!!
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