Re: NM and WEP

On Thu, 2007-05-31 at 17:25 +0000, Volker Braun wrote:
> Your WEP password is wrong. A glaring design flaw of WEP is that it does 
> not give any feedback on whether the password is correct or not. 

Right; NM basically has to try to run DHCP and (after 40s) timeout the
connection attempt, because there's no indication that the key is wrong.

Be _sure_ you have the right type of passphrase.  The other flaw in WEP
is that there are 3 key lengths (40, 104, and 152 bit) and 3 different
passphrase hashes (hex, ascii, and passphrase).  There's also the Open
System and Shared Key auth methods.  You must get all of those correct,
otherwise the connection will not succeed.

WEP sucks.


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