Re: Any way to correct 'key type'?

On Tue, 2006-02-14 at 08:55 -0600, Gregory Gulik wrote:
> That's very similar to a problem I ran into the other day.  I was
> using a friend's network that was not using even WEP and they asked me
> to secure their wireless.  I put in a WEP key and then I was no longer
> able to use the connection because I couldn't find a way to make
> NetworkManager change that connection to use a WEP key now.

This gets a bit sticky depending one whether the connection to the AP
drops or not.  NM has a 20 - 40 second timeout on the connection,
depending on whether or not you have an a/b/g card or not.  Most APs
will reboot in that timeframe, and the card may reassociate to the AP
before the connection timeout triggers.  If the card still reports
itself as "connected" even though the settings have changed, then the
driver is likely buggy.  (There are some caveats, notably with Open
System mode).

Anyway, the long and short of it is that if you change settings on your
AP, you will probably need to choose "Connect to Other Wireless
Network..." and enter your new settings there.  If the connection is
successful, NM will remember the last-used _successful_ settings and
overwrite the previous ones.


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