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Old 08-20-2010, 03:46 PM   #61
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In that case this should work:

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red@Homebrew:~$ sudo iwconfig wlan0 essid Trail key ##########
red@Homebrew:~$ sudo dhclient wlan0
When you input the key, did you use the WEP Hex key number or the passphrase that is used to create the key? Are you actually using WEP or some other encryption scheme, i.e. WPA, WPA2, etc.?

Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 08-20-2010, 07:43 PM   #62
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I use the HEX number for the WPA/WPA2 security. I have the router set for WPA / WPA2 for the extra bit of security.
 
Old 08-20-2010, 08:08 PM   #63
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This makes sense now. You'll need to get wpa_supplicant up and running to connect. Typically Networkmanager handles this in the background.

I would turn off the encryption for testing, at least to find out if my driver is working. Once that's confirmed you may or may not be able to use the higher levels of security offered by WPA2. You'll have the problem narrowed down to the encryption level at that point.

Supplicant *should* work with any driver that supports wireless extensions, but that isn't always the case. If, after testing you determine the card & driver is in fact working, you may have to lower your security level to get everything functioning properly.

Here is a link to Ubuntu specific WPA instructions.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WPAHowTo

Good luck. ;-)
 
Old 08-20-2010, 09:25 PM   #64
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I'll give that a try. I stumbled across this thread over at the Ubuntu forums and thought I'd post the link. Maybe it's related?

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1156441
 
Old 08-20-2010, 09:40 PM   #65
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Couldn't hurt to take a look at /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf:

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$ cat /etc/dhcp3/dhclient.conf
I believe the problem is the encryption at this point though.

Good luck. ;-)
 
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Old 08-21-2010, 01:16 PM   #66
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YEA, BABY!!! IT WORKS!! It was a security issue. My router has two passwords. I had completely forgotten that. I changed security to WPA-Personal and then entered the correct password and BINGO! We're good to go. I owe you, Peacedog!
 
Old 08-21-2010, 03:33 PM   #67
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You don't owe me Mate! ;-) Glad to be of service and glad you got it sorted! Take a moment to mark this solved if you don't mind.

Good luck. ;-)
 
  


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