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    WPA/PSK and Ubuntu

    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?

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    Re: WPA/PSK and Ubuntu

    What wireless card?

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    Re: WPA/PSK and Ubuntu

    Sorry meant Intel BG2200

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    Re: WPA/PSK and Ubuntu

    You also might want to read up on wpa_supplicant (including wpa_gui).

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    What a pain the rear this turning out to be.

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    Re: WPA/PSK and Ubuntu

    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).

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    Thing being i would have liked to use the on board intel stuff as i don't have any spare cash available the moment

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    Re: WPA/PSK and Ubuntu

    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.

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    Re: WPA/PSK and Ubuntu

    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

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    Re: WPA/PSK and Ubuntu

    it found the school net work ok but will only allow me to use WEP and not WPA

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    Re: WPA/PSK and Ubuntu

    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.

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    I've tried twice now and still can't get it to go.

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