Connect to Wifi

45 pts.
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Linux
Linux Mint
Wireless networking
I was running Linux Mint 5 on my laptop and everything was running great until about a month ago. I use my laptop at Church as I like to read an online bible. The WEP password to access the Churches wifi is a 10 letter pass phrase. I was able to enter the pass phrase and work online for several months but then all of the sudden the wifi indicated that I was connected but I was not able to access the internet. I assumed that the router needed re-booted but that did not correct the issue. I upgraded the laptop to Mint 6 but this did not fix the issue. When I checked the wifi connection the pass phrase was not saved correctly (numbers and a few letters not the pass phrase) but this might be normal although my home password is correct. I then switched to openSUSE 11.1 but I still have the same issues. I used this site - http://www.powerdog.com/wepkey.cgi to generate hex code for the 10 letter pass phrase to see if those codes would let me connect but it work. I am able to connect to the wifi at home and at work but not at church. Worse yet is that the Windows users are able to connect. Do you have any suggestions (even a different distro) to fix this issue? Bob

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It doesn’t sound like an OS issue. Double check with the password for the wireless network. Instead of the passphrase use the exact hex digits that they use for the WEP key sometimes it doesn’t convert well.

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