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In control center > reconfigure a network interface > wireless tab, I entered the encryption key. But when I typed 'ifup eth1', I got error message Error for wireless request ...
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    WEP not working in LE2005


    In control center > reconfigure a network interface > wireless tab, I entered the encryption key. But when I typed 'ifup eth1', I got error message
    Error for wireless request "Set Encode" (8B2A) :
    invalid argument "mmmmmmmmmmmmm". <- the encryption key

    when I typed iwconfig, I got this
    eth1 unassociated ESSID:"level1" Nickname:"satellite"
    Mode:Managed Channel=0 Access Point: 00:00:00:00:00:00
    Bit Rate=0 kb/s Tx-Power:off
    Retry:on RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
    Encryption key:off
    Power Management:off
    Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
    Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
    Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

    If WEP is off, it works. Does anyone know what's wrong?

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    Are you actually using mmmmmmm...?

    I only ask because I think it has to be digits, not alpha. Not 100%, but I remember seeing this message when I was messing around before putting my name in as WEP key.

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    I'm quite sure it doesn't need to be digits, because I'm using some special characters, like .;[, for the WEP key on my winxp. I also have it worked on Fedora Core 3. Don't know why it stucks on Mandrake.

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    Ah right, must be just me having the same problem! I only tinker with wifi...

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