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    Default Can't connect to Netgear DG834GT from HP-2133 using WPA-PSK.

    Hi,

    System (in extreme brief): Gnome on SuSE 11.1 on a HP 2133 Mini-note.

    As per this article, referenced here, I have managed to get my integrated Broadcom working fine; it can scan/connect to networks. However, my Netgear uses WPA-PSK, which is not explicitly referenced to in the Security settings of nm applet.

    nm applet lets me use WPA/WPA2 which seems to connect just fine to the router. Then, after supplying my pre-shared key to nm applet when prompted it comes back to me saying that I need to enter the PSK again (with an encrypted version of the key I just entered already in the prompt box). This happens up to three times after I initially supply the PSK, after which no connection is established to the router regardless of whether I change the PSK from its encrypted form. I can see (and attempt to connect to) all the other networks in my neighbourhood, it just seems nm applet has trouble authenticating with WPA PSK,

    I have tried a static wireless connection via ifup/Yast to no avail; whilst Knetworkmanager makes no attempt to connect to the router even though it has options for WPA/PSK. I don't believe the router is at fault as I previously had Windows Vista pre-installed on this machine which made no fuss connecting, whilst my Wii and IBM/Lenovo connect with no problems.

    Does anybody have any ideas?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Default Re: Can't connect to Netgear DG834GT from HP-2133 using WPA-PSK.

    On 10/23/2009 10:46 AM, i-ghost wrote:
    >
    > Hi,
    >
    > System (in extreme brief): Gnome on SuSE 11.1 on a HP 2133 Mini-note.
    >
    > As per 'this article' (http://tinyurl.com/a23lsw), referenced 'here'
    > (http://en.opensuse.org/HCL/Laptops/HP), I have managed to get my
    > integrated Broadcom working fine; it can scan/connect to networks.
    > However, my Netgear uses WPA-PSK, which is not explicitly referenced to
    > in the Security settings of nm applet.
    >
    > nm applet lets me use WPA/WPA2 which seems to connect just fine to the
    > router. Then, after supplying my pre-shared key to nm applet when
    > prompted it comes back to me saying that I need to enter the PSK again
    > (with an encrypted version of the key I just entered already in the
    > prompt box). This happens up to three times after I initially supply the
    > PSK, after which no connection is established to the router regardless
    > of whether I change the PSK from its encrypted form. I can see (and
    > attempt to connect to) all the other networks in my neighbourhood, it
    > just seems nm applet has trouble authenticating with WPA PSK,
    >
    > I have tried a static wireless connection via ifup/Yast to no avail;
    > whilst Knetworkmanager makes no attempt to connect to the router even
    > though it has options for WPA/PSK. I don't believe the router is at
    > fault as I previously had Windows Vista pre-installed on this machine
    > which made no fuss connecting, whilst my Wii and IBM/Lenovo connect with
    > no problems.


    I would not recommend using a static connection. There are too many
    chances to mess up. Only do that if you are a real expert in networking.

    The NM applet has _NO_ problem connecting with either a WPA or WPA2
    network once it is configured correctly!

    From the applet, select the "New Connection" option. Go through every
    screen. Do _NOT_ hit "Connect and Save" until the Next button is no
    longer active. You also should select the autoconnect box.

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    Thumbs up Re: Can't connect to Netgear DG834GT from HP-2133 using WPA-

    Thanks for your reply.

    It's working fine now, I'm posting this using the wireless connection using a manual IP configuration (DHCP also worked but I have a very specific and secure network setup, everything is manually assigned).

    Turns out that removing the ethernet cable, power cycling the router, restarting the laptop and entering the details as you said has solved this case.

    Again, thanks for the reply. Moderator(s), please mark this case as resolved.

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