Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 197891
knetworkmanager doesn't remember WEP keys between sessions.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:36 EST
Description of problem:
knetworkmanager doesn't remember WEP key between connections to an access point.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Use knetworkmanager as a front end to Network manager.
2. Connect to a wireless access point using WEP.
3. Try to connect again.
knetworkmanager doesn't save the WEP key/passphrase between sessions and you
must manually type it in when requested each time you connect.
Once you connect to an AP, any time it is in range it connects automatically,
without prompting the user for the WEP key.
The first time I ran knetworkmanager, a kwallet setup wizard popped up. I set
up a wallet with no password (the only wallet I have; I had not used it before).
The kwallet status icon indicates a wallet is open. Additionally, every once
in a while kwallet pops up a dialog stating that some application continually
tries (and fails) to access a wallet.
the wep keys get stored in kwallet, and i believe that you can not use it
passwordless as it uses the password for the encryption it uses to store the
I suggest that you create a new wallet and give it a password.
as no feedback has been reported, i am closing notabug, assuming that
correctly setting up a kwallet corrected your issue