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I'm returning to Mandriva after installing 2009 One on a desktop and spare lappy; very impressed but with one problem that has me pulling my hair out. My wireless network is secured using WPA/PSK using a combination of numbers and uppercase letters. However, no matter what I do the configuration console immediately changes the letters to lowercase, so no way to connect. Just to test I setup a temporary network with a wholly lowercase password, no problems at all. I cannot change the password on the network as it affects too many people, plus it is such a silly problem I cannot be the first to experience it, surely?


Any help appreciated, thanks.



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It should save the configuration in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0 or whatever the interface is called for your wireless card. Edit this file by opening a console window and typing:


su (enter root password when prompted)
kwrite /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0 (if using kde)
gedit /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-wlan0 (if using gnome)


then put the password how it should be, save the file and then at the prompt type:


service network restart


and see if it's any better.

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Hi, and thanks for the input. Tried your suggestion but just kept getting command not found, plus the whole installation has gone pear shaped, so will write off the install as I now have the PowerPack. Will load it over the weekend and see if it sorts the problem, and I will report back.

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