Re: How to specify the key number

On Sat, 2008-04-19 at 14:43 +0100, Steve Lee wrote:
> Is it possible to specify the key number when specifying the key in nm-applet?
> Since upgrading to Ubuntu Hardy I have to swap my
> /etc/network/interfaces file for home use and roaming. It seems that
> this version restrict the GUI if interfaces contains an entry for the
> wifi port (I won't say how long I took to find that was my problem).

NetworkManager 0.7 has this functionality.  It's quite unlikely to get
backported to 0.6.x since it's a fairly invasive change.


> My home access point is configures to use key 2 so my interfaces file
> looks like this
> auto eth1
> iface eth1 inet dhcp
> wireless-essid XYZ
> wireless-defaultkey 2
> wireless-key2 1234567890
> wireless-keymode restricted
> I can't find anyway to specify key 2 is being used through the UI of
> nm-app or nm-edit or even manual setup and ifup fails at the dhclient
> step.
> Someone pointed out that WEP is cracked so I should change to WPA. So
> does WPA support multiple keys as well? If not then this is less of a
> requirement, though is functionality that is missing from the GUI.
> Thanks

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