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Re: [SOLVED] Re: Cannot connect to WiFi




On 11/16/17, Juan R. de Silva <juan.r.d.silva@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> On Wed, 15 Nov 2017 19:48:00 +0000, Juan R. de Silva wrote:
>>
>> My ISP replaced my old modem with the new one. I changed my WiFi
>> Authentication key and the name of the WiFi network. Then I made Network
>> Manager to "forget" my old WiFi. Network Manager finds my new WiFi but I
>> cannot connect to it.
>>
>> When "Authentication Key is required" dialog pops up and the key is
>> entered,j Connect button remains grayed out/disabled. Thus there is no
>> way to get through but pressing Cancel button.
>>
>> I'm running Debian Stretch.
>>
>> Could somebody help. It's quite urgent now.
>
>
> The problem is solved. It was Bob Weber post that led me to solution, though
>
> the problem was a kind of different.
>
> Here what I mean. Just by looking at my password, as entered into NM, I did
>
> not find any weird characters or trailing spaces in it. A typo was exclued
> since I copy-pasted it from my password manager storage. I was in loss and
> just for no reason, when in GNOME "Authentication required" dialog pressed
> Backspace once... All at a sudden I get through and connected!..
>
> Then I copied the password I uncessfully tried to use in Network Manager and
>
> pasted it bellow a password copied from my modem/router (or as David
> rightfully
> called it "gateway" device).
>
> That was it. The original password was 64 characters and the one in my modem
>
> was only 63 characters. Aparantly the modem has a limitation on the password
>
> length, which it neither shows to a user. Instead it sighlently cuts off any
>
> excessive characters.
>
> Silly programmed device wasted 2 days of my time. Anyway I'm a happy bunny
> now, since it solved. :-)
>
> Thanks folks. And the bigest credit goes to Bob.


Yay!

AND a word I couldn't think of earlier just came to mind while reading
your success:

Tooltip.

LOTS of packages and websites are using those for text fields these
days. It's REALLY nice when they appear in many instances. In this
case, it would advise that we are to use yada-yada number of
characters that can be selected from numbers, alphabet, and sometimes
certain punctuation marks.

To accommodate those who don't like or need tooltips, there is often
some way of turning them off universally, too. Speaking firsthand, I
can't *stand* those oversized tooltips that are sometimes available
for browser tabs. :)

Tooltips are a handy usability feature. To me, they fall under
accessibility, too, because they're very *cognitively friendly*.

Cindy :)
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