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Re: NetworkManager can't access WEP 64 bit. Where should the bug report go?



On Mon, 2007-11-12 at 12:35 -0600, Paul Johnson wrote:
> I Tried to use a wifi access point that had a 10 digit key.  I believe
> that's 64 bit. the nm-applet network manager was linked with
> NetworkManager was trying to make it happen, but it would not work
> because only 128 bit network keys are allowed.
> 
> So I just go back and turn off NM and use system-config-network and it
> does work.  But seems silly.
> 
> Is the exclusion of 64 bit WEP caused by NM or by the applet?
> 
> Don't give us a security lecture in response. We know nobody gets much
> security out of a 64 bit WEP key.  Its just there to prevent
> accidental logins.
> 
Maybe you know this but a 40 bit key results in a 64 bit key string or
IV that is send with each wireless message.
> 
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