My wireless works fine, but from time to time, annoyingly enough, usually upon startup, it asks for the password, while at the same time displaying it underneath. So, I just have to click 'apply' etc., but at this point it tries to connect, and 80% of times fails and comes back to the same message asking for the very password that's there under my eyes. So, what is seemingly NOT doing at this point is proceeding with an automatic connection, which it is set to do and usually does, when this quirk doesn't arises.
After many attempts it would end up connecting but I am not waiting for that anymore for I have my solution: removing my connection from the 'Edit connections / Wireless' list and putting the wireless back in manually. But I would like not to have to do it manually and avoid this altogether.
I am in 12.04, and my network hardware report in lshw is:
description: Wireless interface product: PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 4 bus info: pci@0000:02:04.0 logical name: eth1 version: 05 serial: 00:15:00:3b:d1:20 width: 32 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ipw2200 driverversion=1.2.2kmprq firmware=ABG:22.214.171.124 (Dec 12 2007) ip=192.168.0.12 latency=64 link=yes maxlatency=24 mingnt=3 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg resources: irq:21 memory:c8400000-c8400fff