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debeus 12-17-2007 01:55 PM

NetworkManager can't connect to wireless networks
 
I'm using NetworkManager, and it can see wireless networks in the area just fine - but I am unable to connect to them. When I try, I get the swirling animation for awhile with neither of the lights coming on and then it gives up. I have the proper ipw3945 drivers installed.

sydney-troz 12-17-2007 03:06 PM

are the networks encrypted?

pentode 12-17-2007 06:53 PM

From the command line as root try "iwconfig" and post the output.

You'll need to know a little about the router you are trying to connect to - especially if it is "open" or encrypted via WPA or WEP.

catfishk 12-26-2007 08:39 PM

can you connect to a network manually using iwconfig (as stated above)?

you can try wicd, instead of network-manager:

http://wicd.sourceforge.net/download.php

there is a sources.list entry for it, for easy install. IMO, i like to have network connect at boot without requiring a login, and detest the need for a keyring

IMO, network-manager is notoriously flaky


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