What wireless card?
Well I have downloaded and installed Ubuntu "Fiesty Fawn" with out any major issues apart from getting WPA/PSK encryption to work. I can find WEP just fine but we use WPA here. Any one know what I'm missing?
What wireless card?
Sorry meant Intel BG2200
You also might want to read up on wpa_supplicant (including wpa_gui).
What a pain the rear this turning out to be.
WiFi support in Linux is a bit of a mess. Unless you go buy a card looking specifically for Linux support (Like CyberNerd did a while back).
Thing being i would have liked to use the on board intel stuff as i don't have any spare cash available the moment
This is precisely the reason that i gave Ubuntu the boot from my laptop with integrated intel card.
You might be interested to know that any version of Freebsd 6.* (and consequently PC/DesktopBSD) will support these cards out of the box. Although setting wireless security settings can still be problematic.
when i installed ubuntu feisty with my wireless card (2200BG) the default driver was ok. I think i just clicked on the network icon or maybe right clicked then it brought up a list of wireless networks and allowed me to connect with WPA.
Just my 2 cents
it found the school net work ok but will only allow me to use WEP and not WPA
Last week our after school advanced IT group which I supervise installed feisty fawn on some notebooks as they're project for the day.
We found the wifi support to be either brilliant or very ropey at random. There were 2 types of laptop involved HP nx9010s and Dell latitude 110ls. They both have builtin intel Wifi adapters. The 2 HPs both worked first time. The 110ls were more intresting. from 5 identical laptops 2 installed with WPA fully functional while 1 worked ona second install. Out of the remaining 2 one didn't find the wifi at all and the other could only use WEP even after a reinstall.
It seems the hardware detection during the install is not 100%, it doesn't seem to get the same results every time.
I've tried twice now and still can't get it to go.
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