View Full Version : [ubuntu] Password keeps changing

October 15th, 2010, 06:59 AM
Hi there,

I am currenly stayng in my brother's place which has a secure wifi connection.

To connect to the wifi, I have to set ubuntu to connect to a hidden network, then of course put in the prtocol (WEP I think), then put in the password...

My problem is that even after I set the password, on the next reboot, it wont connect. When the window for the connection comes up and I click on "show password", t will give me this really long string like 66hpe772jdlsjc something like that. It works after I correct the password.

My brother says that Ubuntu seems to convert the password into into hex. Is there a way I can stop ubuntu from converting or changing the password and to keep the original one so that I dont have to keep retyping it all the time?

I am using Ubuntu 8.10 on a PC btw


October 15th, 2010, 08:35 AM
The following is in 10.04, but I think it's similar to what was in 8.10.

System/Preferences/Network_Connections OR right click the network icon on the panel (taskbar) and select Edit Connections.

Select the Wireless tab then click on your brother's wireless connection and Edit. Configure all the settings here. If there's a setting for "Available to all users"(or similar) select that too. Save and try to connect again.

If there is no connection to select under Wireless, then you need to click New.

Hope it helps.