Re: can't enter wpa password

On Thu, 2010-07-01 at 12:54 -0400, carpetnailz wrote:
> I'm using my Linux box (OpenSuse 11.2) with a Sprint MiFi box. In the
> past it has worked fine but yesterday afternoon for some reason is cut
> me off and I haven't been able to get back on. All the other boxes
> work (using that other OS from Washington).
> When I try to log on it will only give me the option to enter a WEP
> code, not a WPA. With some jiggling--turning radio off and on,
> disabling wireless and reenabling it, deleting the connection and
> trying to recreate it, even rebooting, I sometimes will get a dialog
> box that calls for the WPA password. But then the "Apply" button is
> greyed out, so NetworkManager seems to be refusing to do anything with
> my WPA password even when it offers to let me enter it.

That seems to indicate that the driver thinks the device is a WEP AP.
When this happens, get the output of:

iwlist wlan0 scan    (assuming your wifi card is wlan0)

and we can figure out whether NM is the problem, or whether the drivers
are the problem.


> Help!  I need to be able to work.
> Thanks.
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