Re: Using a different WEP key index

On Thu, 2007-05-03 at 08:35 +0100, Matthew Dale wrote:
> Hello everyone.
> I'm running Ubuntu 7.04, and I have an Atheros based wi-fi card hence all
> the ath0-ing going on below.
> My situation is that the wireless network I need to connect to requires me
> to use the second key index.
> Here is how I've got it running on the command line:

We can't do this yet with NetworkManager.  Next version (0.7) should
allow you to select your WEP key index.


> sudo ifconfig ath0 down
> sudo iwconfig ath0 essid <my network name>
> sudo iwconfig ath0 ap <my access point's mac address>
> sudo iwconfig ath0 key [2] <my WEP key>
> sudo iwconfig ath0 key [2]
> sudo iwconfig ath0 key open
> sudo iwconfig ath0 key on
> sudo ifconfig ath0 up
> sudo dhclient ath0
> ping (pings are returned)
> The problems with this are:
> - it took me 3 hours to figure out
> - i don't know how to connect without first knowing the mac address of the
> AP i'm trying to connect to
> - probably the biggest problem, the connection drops after about 10 seconds
> unless I keep it alive by pinging somewhere
> What I need to be able to do:
> - Get network manager to accept a key for index 2 and then use it
> As you may have gathered, I'm stuck on this part.
> Both the Microsoft wi-fi manager and the custom Win32 wi-fi manager supplied
> with the PCMCIA card have the option to use either key 1, 2, 3 or 4.
> Network manager doesn't, or not that I can see, and means I don't know what
> to do.
> Is this possible to do with network manager at the moment?
> For preference I'd really like to get it working in NM but I'll settle for a
> way to keep it working for a usable period of time via the terminal.
> Thanks for any advice.
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