LiveCD Mepis 11 - WEP code incorrect for Router

Help for Mepis 11
Message
Author
ldkraemer
Forum Novice
Forum  Novice
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue May 22, 2012 6:04 pm

LiveCD Mepis 11 - WEP code incorrect for Router

#1 Postby ldkraemer » Tue May 22, 2012 6:12 pm

I'm running Mepis 11 from a LiveCD. It seems to be wonderful, except I can't get connected to my Airlink101 Router.
I know my Router's passphrase & HEX code for access, because I have it captured in a file on my USB Flash Drive.

I've tried for hours and I got it accepted once, and was able to surf a bit and play with Mepis. But, now I've tried for
hours the second time at getting connected. I'm using WEP, and my passphrase and HEX Code work on Antix-M11,
Debian 6, Linux Mint - Debian Version, Ubuntu 10.04, and Ubuntu 8.04.

Has there been other issues or reports of problems with Mepis & WEP?

I've not seen any postings in the Networking Section, and I've only cruised this section a short time.

What can I do to get access to my router?

Thanks.

Larry

User avatar
uncle mark
Forum Veteran
Forum Veteran
Posts: 5360
Age: 2015
Joined: Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:42 pm

Re: LiveCD Mepis 11 - WEP code incorrect for Router

#2 Postby uncle mark » Tue May 22, 2012 6:46 pm

Are you utilizing Kwallet when prompted? If not, you should.

<WAG>
I've sometimes found if I open the file containing my code with a text editor like Kwrite and do the copy/paste it doesn't work, but if I open it in say LibreOffice Writer and then do the copy/paste it does. Or vice versa.
</WAG>
Desktop: Custom build Asus/AMD/nVidia -- MX-15 KDE, MEPIS 11
Laptop: Acer Aspire 5250 -- MX-15

ldkraemer
Forum Novice
Forum  Novice
Posts: 5
Joined: Tue May 22, 2012 6:04 pm

Re: LiveCD Mepis 11 - WEP code incorrect for Router

#3 Postby ldkraemer » Tue May 22, 2012 9:01 pm

The first two times I booted the LiveCD I didn't use the Kwallet, but I re-booted and tried again using the
information I found by searching the Networking Area. It was stated to use Kwallet and insert blank passwords.
After I did that my Wlan connection to my router was functional.

Thanks.

Larry

User avatar
Jerry3904
Forum Veteran
Forum Veteran
Posts: 15126
Joined: Wed Jul 19, 2006 6:13 am

Re: LiveCD Mepis 11 - WEP code incorrect for Router

#4 Postby Jerry3904 » Tue May 22, 2012 9:03 pm

The procedure is also clearly laid out in the Users Manual.
Production: 4.2.0-0.bpo.1-amd64, MX-15 RC1, AMD FX-4130 Quad-Core, GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2, 8 GB, Kingston SSD 120 GB and WesternDigital 1TB
Testing: AAO 722: 3.16-0-4-686-pae. MX-15, AMD C-60 APU, 4 GB

User avatar
JBoman
Forum Guide
Forum Guide
Posts: 1476
Age: 58
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 4:30 pm

Re: LiveCD Mepis 11 - WEP code incorrect for Router

#5 Postby JBoman » Tue May 22, 2012 10:38 pm

ldkraemer wrote:The first two times I booted the LiveCD I didn't use the Kwallet, but I re-booted and tried again using the
information I found by searching the Networking Area. It was stated to use Kwallet and insert blank passwords.
After I did that my Wlan connection to my router was functional.

Thanks.

Larry

Thats the way I do it and it does work... I find kwallet annoying. :needcoffee: Jerry
http://patentabsurdity.com/
AMD 64x2 2.6GHz 4GB ram MX-15 regular updates
"beware a frequent flirt with potential disaster"


Return to “Mepis 11”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests