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    Lightbulb Networkmanager stuck on 'setting network address', then continuously prompts for Hex or ASCII key

    When I attempt to connect to a wireless network, the network manager asks me for the network's password, then says 'setting network address' for 20 or so seconds, then asks me for some random Hex or ASCII key in the same type of window I put the password in (Secrets for Noel -- KDE Daemon). Since a key is already typed into the window, I press OK, which then causes the network manager to go back to 'setting network address', then the window pops up again and keeps repeating itself.

    I'm running Opensuse 11.4 with KDE, and my driver is ath9k. I don't know much about linux so please don't tell me to 'recompile this' or 'change this setting' without explaining how to do it. Please help, I've been unable to connect to wireless in OpenSUSE for 2 weeks now.

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    Default Re: Networkmanager stuck on 'setting network address', then continuously prompts for Hex or ASCII ke

    Start over by deleting any wireless entries you have setup in networkmanager
    Are we to assume you are using WEP?
    And I take it you have kwallet storing the key? (you should be using kwallet in kde - it's important for success)
    The WEP key is the full key, however long it is, usually very long.

    What wireless device do you have?

    /sbin/lspci -nnk
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    Default Re: Networkmanager stuck on 'setting network address', then continuously prompts for Hex or ASCII ke

    Yes I'm using kwallet, and the result of that command is

    Code:
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            Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device [1043:aa58]
            Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
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            Kernel driver in use: atl1c
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    Default Re: Networkmanager stuck on 'setting network address', then continuously prompts for Hex or ASCII ke

    I have had that problem in the past.

    On one occasion, I had similar problems in Windows. Rebooting the WiFi router fixed it.

    On another occasion, this was only in linux. I'm not sure of the circumstances. It might have been because I had setup a system connection with the gnome applet, and there was some sort of strange conflict between that system connection and the connection that the KDE applet was trying to setup (for the same network).

    I seem to remember that you get similar behavior if MAC filtering is enabled in the router, and your adapter MAC address is not one of those allowed.
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    Default Re: Networkmanager stuck on 'setting network address', then continuously prompts for Hex or ASCII ke

    Alright nrickert, so how would you fix that?

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    Default Re: Networkmanager stuck on 'setting network address', then continuously prompts for Hex or ASCII ke

    If it is MAC filtering, you have to fix that in the router.

    If you are also running gnome (or XFCE or LXDE), and WiFi works there, then try running the gnome applet in KDE, in place of the networkmanager applet.

    For anything else, I would start by switching to "ifup" mode in Yast, and see if you can at least get WiFi working there. At the very least, that would help narrow down what is going wrong.
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    Default Re: Networkmanager stuck on 'setting network address', then continuously prompts for Hex or ASCII ke

    ...and how do I connect with ifup?

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    Default Re: Networkmanager stuck on 'setting network address', then continuously prompts for Hex or ASCII ke

    Yast > Network Devices > Network Settings
    http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/SUS...nm_options.png
    Switch in here and then set it up
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    Default Re: Networkmanager stuck on 'setting network address', then continuously prompts for Hex or ASCII ke

    Yes but how do I actually connect to a network now that I've switched it?

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    Default Re: Networkmanager stuck on 'setting network address', then continuously prompts for Hex or ASCII ke

    Once in Network settings and switched to ifup
    Now go to the Overview
    Do you see your wireless device? (You may see 2 of them One configured to DHCP the other not configured) That's what I see anyway.
    Select it and then hit the 'edit' button
    Complete the details (I can't really explain more than that)

    Except to say, it's worth a try with ifup, it's been known to work before.
    But I still think Network Manager should work and you just are struggling with it's settings.
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