WEP Connection doesn't work

hi

I have a problem with my openSUSE 11.1 Laptop (KDE 4.3 RC3)

I have a WLAN Router encrypted with WEP close to me, I have the right key, but I can’t connect to the router, not with KNetworkmanager nor with YaST.
I find the network, I enter they key, but it refuses, maybe there is something wrong with the hash or so?
I have also XP on the Laptop installed and with the same key it works.

Anyone who had the same problem or knows a solution?

It should work. But you would be as safe without WEP as you are with it.

What networkmanager is it, the one from kde3 or the kde4?

I’m using WPA-PSK
And the kde4 manager but only recently switched from the kde3 one which also worked.

It is not my router, it is a free router right in the next cafee :wink:

With KNetworkmanager KDE 4, because I can’t turn it off to test the KDE 3.

But the strange thing is that it doesn’t work with YaST also

STS301 wrote:
> It is not my router, it is a free router right in the next cafee :wink:
>
> With KNetworkmanager KDE 4, because I can’t turn it off to test the KDE
> 3.
>
> But the strange thing is that it doesn’t work with YaST also

Are you entering a passphrase? If so, that almost NEVER works. There
are several versions of the algorithm used to convert a passphrase to
a key. The only safe way is to get the key from the AP and enter it.

funny, how do I get the encrypted key from the AP? or maybe another way would be to login with wireshshark and XP where it works :wink:

Maybe they will give you the key. :X

STS301 wrote:
> funny, how do I get the encrypted key from the AP? or maybe another way
> would be to login with wireshshark and XP where it works :wink:

You can get the key from the AP by connecting via wired Ethernet and
logging into it. If you do not own the AP, then you need to talk to
the person that controls it, and get the key from her/him. I’m not
sure if XP will yield the key or not.

hehe, I found a way how to get the hash through Windows.

Use the WzCook Programm from aircrack for windows, it displays all hashes from connected Routers, there you use the hash from the wanted router under Linux and it works :wink:

STS301 wrote:
> hehe, I found a way how to get the hash through Windows.
>
> Use the WzCook Programm from aircrack for windows, it displays all
> hashes from connected Routers, there you use the hash from the wanted
> router under Linux and it works :wink:

I wasn’t going to suggest that you crack the network, but it is easy
with WEP. That is why I use WPA2 with a 38-character passphrase.

that’s not really cracking the network, because I am just reading out the saved hash from Windows, so it really doesn’t matter if you have WEP or WPA2 with 38 signs when you get the saved hash from windows