Gnome is not prompting for wireless passwords

Sam Varshavchik mrsam at
Mon Oct 3 02:52:55 UTC 2011

When you select a previously unknown wireless access point, where does the  
dialog that prompts for the access point password come from?

I was screwing around with stuff in /etc/sysconfig. I nuked the ifcfg-* and  
keys-* file for my wireless AP. Previously, when I did that, all I had to do  
was attempt to connect to my wireless AP, I get prompted for my AP's  
password, and I'm back in business.

Not sure exactly what I did, but I'm no longer being prompted for the WPA  
keys. By peeking at another laptop, I was able to recreate my ifcfg-*, and  
put my key into the keys-* file, and Gnome is now able to automatically  
connect to my wireless, but if I go and select some other AP within range,  
Gnome is still not prompting for the WPA key, and I want to fix that.

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