[2008.8] [wifi] Settings / Wifi / password field does not allow pasting

vasco.nevoa at sapo.pt vasco.nevoa at sapo.pt
Fri Sep 5 11:28:44 CEST 2008

Thanks, Zack.

Yes, I had done that too (although I didn't put it in a script like  
you - I like your script, you bring down usb0 to clean up the routing  
table and call udhcpc eth0 again after ifup eth0 to make sure you get  
an IP).

However, I would like to see the GUI "doing the right thing".  
Yesterday I did bite the bullet and copied my random-gen password byte  
by byte into the password field while looking at it displayed in my  
PC. It took me a couple of minutes to do it - you can't see what  
you're inputting, so it takes time to do it right.

But the frustrating part is that later I switched off wifi in the GUI,  
and when I turned it back on, IT ASKED FOR THE PASSWORD AGAIN!!!!  
AAAARRGGGHHH!! Obviously, I won't go through that again.

So, now I have 3 complaints/wishes for the wifi gui:
1 - always allow pasting into password field;
2 - an option to allow visual feedback (see the actual chars) input  
into the password field;
3 - store the already input password!!!

Should I send this to another list to get developer attention?

Citando Zack Mollusc <zmollusc at blueyonder.co.uk>:

> Vasco Névoa wrote:
>> I have a 63 character random-generated password for my WPA network.
>> The GUI asks for the password but apparently does not allow me to use
>> copy-paste to insert it.
>> Is there any other simple way to do this? Surely you don't expect me to
>> input it by hand into Neo's GUI?!...
>> _______________________________________________
>> support mailing list
>> support at lists.openmoko.org
>> https://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/support
> Hi, I can connect to my wpa with my   
> /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf  
> <http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/GTA02_WLAN#Sample_wpa_supplicant.conf> file  
> thus:
> ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
> ctrl_interface_group=0
> eapol_version=1
> ap_scan=1
> fast_reauth=1
> # WPA:
> network={
>        ssid="OMFGmySSID"
>        proto=WPA
>        key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
>        pairwise=TKIP
>        group=TKIP
>        scan_ssid=1
>        psk="omfgmysecretWPAkeyhere"
>        priority=10
> }
> # Wildcard match for SSID (plaintext APs only). This example select any
> # open AP regardless of its SSID.
> network={
>     key_mgmt=NONE
>         priority=5
> }
> I have to run a script (i call mine wifi.sh)consisting of
> ifdown usb0
> ifdown eth0
> ifup eth0
> udhcpc eth0
> in order to get it to dhcp from the router. ie i power up the phone,
> open a terminal window and run the above wifi.sh script and wait
> (sometimes for a few minutes) until it discovers the ip settings from
> the router.
> This little shell script gets me onto my wpa router or any open router
> that is available.
> Please don't ask me for details as I am a non-programming nitwit
> cobbling stuff out of other people's help files.
> Good luck.
> _______________________________________________
> support mailing list
> support at lists.openmoko.org
> https://lists.openmoko.org/mailman/listinfo/support

More information about the support mailing list