Re: NetworkManager keeps asking for secret phrase

so you say it doesn't ask for the PAM password every time you reboot ?
mine keeps asking , so I went for nm-applet manual configuration. Now
it doesn't show the signal strength :(

On Nov 15, 2007 6:27 AM, Henry Andrew <anhny wmdata com> wrote:
> On Sat, 2007-11-10 at 14:48 +0200, Firas Swidan, PhD wrote:
> >> Hi,
> >>
> >> I am trying to connect to my WAP wireless network and NetworkManager
> >> keeps asking for the secret phrase without connecting. Is there
> anything
> >> specific that I need to do to stop this and make the connection?
> >>
> >> Thanks in advance,
> >> Firas.
> >There is some  confusion here. I suspect you mean WEP. If it is asking
> you >for a
> >secret phrase it means is is not open to anyone who connects. You need
> >to know the (usually 40 bit or 104 bit) string that was set up on the
> >AP. Note that 104 bits is 13 ASCII characters.
> Isn't it the case that the key for WEP or WPA is stored in the PAM
> keyring if you have PAM installed?  I run Ubuntu (Gnome) so PAM is
> already installed, but if you run another distro/desktop and PAM isn't
> installed or configured then maybe it's not storing the WEP key?  Once
> stored in PAM, then you only get asked for the PAM passphrase, but in
> the version of PAM supplied in Ubuntu 7.10 there is a checkbox in the
> passphrase dialog to always remember the PAM passphrase.
> --andrew
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