[2008.8] [wifi] Settings / Wifi / password field does not allow pasting
zmollusc at blueyonder.co.uk
Fri Sep 5 23:43:38 CEST 2008
vasco.nevoa at sapo.pt wrote:
> 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
>> Hi, I can connect to my wpa with my
>> <http://wiki.openmoko.org/wiki/GTA02_WLAN#Sample_wpa_supplicant.conf> file
>> # WPA:
>> # Wildcard match for SSID (plaintext APs only). This example select any
>> # open AP regardless of its SSID.
>> 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
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> support at lists.openmoko.org
I think the problem is being worked on, but I can't find the email i
read it in.
I too typed in a 63 digit password without being able to see it :-) I
only did it once then went and found a way round it.
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