Unable to pass Wifi-WEP security in SUSE 11.2

hello,

The wifi is not working for me. The scan detects the wifi signal but fails to connect. The wifi I have requires WEP authentication, even if I give the right passphrase it fails to connect.

The problem is happening in SUSE 11.2 installed in HP dv7-3065dx laptop

Please help me

thanks,
gopu

gbsahu wrote:

>
> hello,
>
> The wifi is not working for me. The scan detects the wifi signal but
> fails to connect. The wifi I have requires WEP authentication, even if I
> give the right passphrase it fails to connect.
>
> I have installed SUSE 11.2
>
> Please help me
>
> thanks,
> gopu
>
>
if you are using WEP,it should be hxadecimal.try it & see if that helps

Thanks it worked now…

All I did is entered same “pass-phrase” by choosing the Key-type as Hex or Ascii key instead of pass phrase.

Try without the encryption and see if your wireless adapter really works, then activate the wireless encryption and try also WPA.

On 05/06/2010 08:46 AM, gbsahu wrote:
>
> Thanks it worked now…
>
> All I did is entered same “pass-phrase” by choosing the Key-type as Hex
> or Ascii key instead of pass phrase.

The explanation is that there are two ways to convert a WEP passphrase
to the hex key. Winblows uses one and Linux the other. Of course, the AP
manufacturers use the one that works with Window$, thus Linux users
MUST input the key.

Although WEP is now working, it is such a weak scheme that you should
switch to WPA2 as soon as possible, or WPA if WPA2 does not work. For
either of these, you can use the passphrase as there is only one way to
convert to a key.