Comment 26 for bug 139080

On Tue, Aug 12, 2008 at 03:19:08PM -0000, Mackenzie Morgan wrote:
> Is this just with Network Manager for you guys? Does it work if you do it from the command line? For example:
> sudo iwconfig wlan0 essid linksys key DEADBEEF0123
> sudo dhclient wlan0
> For me, with my 3945 using ipw3945 or iwl3945 drivers and for my 4965
> using the iwl4965 driver, command line works, but Network Manager
> rejects all WEP keys. Is this the case with you as well? I am using
> Hardy, but I haven't been able to connect to WEP using NM since Feisty
> at least.

WEP is a unmature standard with no real error detection - and no real
security btw. So buggy drivers that eat packets for a while will make
network-manager believe that there was a discoonect, while forcefully
doing things by hand might not.

This is nothing that we can easily change if we dont want to abandon
the main principals of NM's approach.

 - Alexander