Connected to wifi once but can't get it to go again

I recently installed Haiku on my laptop and everything worked out of the box, including wifi and internet access.

It worked for one boot cycle and now I can not connect to wifi at all. Every time I take a look at the network preferences and set it to DHCP and my essid the window freezes. Eventually I have to kill it but the network never connects.

Where should I start troubleshooting?

Are you using WEP encryption?

We are several users that have reported similar problems. See and

No, the network is open.

edit: I opened the network preferences from terminal and everything went just fine. I’m actually typing this from my laptop.

The new question is why it worked from the terminal and froze from the menu?