[arch-general] Can't connect to WEP-protected network

Wang Bo wbprime at gmail.com
Thu Mar 17 21:33:23 EDT 2011

Hi John,

Yeah I also use KDE and kdeplasma-applets-networkmanagement to manage  
network. I used to encounter this problem when I tried to connect to a  
unpermitted network(e.g. WEP). But after buying a new D-Link and setting  
up a new network, everything is OK. So I guess the main problem is that  
you don't remember your password correctly. Maybe you can check your  

Good luck

Elvis Wang

On Thu, 17 Mar 2011 23:01:12 +0800, Tom Gundersen <teg at jklm.no> wrote:

> Hi John,
> On Thu, Mar 17, 2011 at 3:34 PM, John Albright <trumpetman258 at gmail.com>  
> wrote:
>> Hello. I just installed Arch last weekend and have gotten KDE and
>> NetworkManager installed. I'm able to connect to unprotected and
>> WPA-protected wireless networks, but when I try to use a WEP-protected  
>> one,
>> the NetworkManager applet keeps prompting for the password. I'm sure I'm
>> putting the right password in. Other computers are able to connect to  
>> the
>> network. I've only been able to try one WEP-protected network so far. I  
>> have
>> no idea what else could be wrong. Has anyone else had this problem?
> I don't know the answer to your question offhand, but I suggest
> providing the following info to narrow down the problem:
> What make/model is your wireless card? (% lspci -vvv)
> Do you get any wifi related messages in dmesg? (% dmesg)
> Did it work with a different OS/distro on the same computer in the
> past? Which OS?
> Are any of the other computers running the same setup (Arch w/KDE and  
> NM)?
> My guess is that if no one else is reporting the same problem, then it
> is probably a kernel/driver/hardware issue, so knowing the specifics
> of your wifi card will help a lot.
> Cheers,
> Tom

This letter comes from Wang Bo together with best wishes.

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