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Old 09-21-2009, 07:27 AM   #1
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WICD cannot connect .


Hi
I have recently upgraded from ubuntu 8.10 to 9.04,having had a lot of trouble trying to connect to the internet wirelessly, I downloaded and installed WICD.It seems to be working OK but it won't connect wirelessly with any encription,what am I doing wrong?
The router is set on WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi Protected Access Pre-Shared Key)and the password 8 digits long,on the WICD manager i am useing WPA 1/2 (passphrase)I am putting the same passphrase into the box on the WICD manager is this correct?
The wicd manager will connect wired,and will connect wireless but with no encription .
I have done a lot of googleing on this but I am no nearer,can someone please help me .
Thanks.
 
Old 09-21-2009, 07:40 AM   #2
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Do you have wpa_supplicant installed and running?
 
Old 09-21-2009, 08:12 AM   #3
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Do you have wpa_supplicant installed and running?
Hi
Sorry but can you tell me what a wpa_suplicant is .
 
Old 09-21-2009, 08:46 AM   #4
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Sorry but can you tell me what a wpa_suplicant is .
Just googled it ,looks very comlex.
 
Old 09-21-2009, 08:58 AM   #5
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Are you sure the 2 passwords are the same?
 
Old 09-21-2009, 09:09 AM   #6
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wpa_supplicant

This is the daemon utility that does the WPA authentication process.
 
Old 09-21-2009, 10:29 AM   #7
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OK then how do I go on about installing it,where do I get it from.
 
Old 09-21-2009, 10:47 AM   #8
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I think that I have found it on google,can you tell me the one to download,is it the one at the top.
Download

wpa_supplicant
Copyright (c) 2003-2009, Jouni Malinen <j@w1.fi> and contributors.

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation. See COPYING for more details.

Alternatively, this software may be distributed, used, and modified under the terms of BSD license. See README for more details.

Please see README for the current documentation.
README-Windows.txt has some more information about the Windows port of wpa_supplicant.

* Release graph
* Latest stable release:
o wpa_supplicant-0.6.9.tar.gz (source code for all versions)
o wpa_supplicant-0.6.9.exe (binary installer for Windows)
o wpa_supplicant-windows-bin-0.6.9.zip (binaries for Windows)
o wpa_gui-qt433-windows-dll.zip (Qt4 libraries from wpa_gui/Windows)
* Older stable release:
o wpa_supplicant-0.5.11.tar.gz
o wpa_supplicant-windows-bin-0.5.11.zip (binaries for Windows)
* ChangeLog:
o development branch
o stable branch
* Old releases
* Mailing list
* New mailing list archives
* Web interface to GIT repository (0.6.x and newer)
* Web interface to CVS repository (0.5.x and older)
* Snapshot releases from all active branches
* GIT and read-only anonymous CVS access (pserver)
* Bug and feature request tracking
* Developers' documentation for wpa_supplicant 0.6.x
* wpa_gui screenshots
 
Old 09-21-2009, 10:57 AM   #9
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sudo apt-get install wpasupplicant
 
Old 09-21-2009, 10:57 AM   #10
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Why don't you install using synaptic or apt-get ?
Code:
sudo apt-get install wpasupplicant
 
Old 09-21-2009, 11:32 AM   #11
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I have downloaded wpa_supplicant-0.6.9 and I have extracted it to my home folder,how do I install it .
 
Old 09-21-2009, 11:37 AM   #12
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OK sudo apt-get wpasopplicant,done that and got the output as follows.
bob@bob-laptop:~$ sudo apt-get install wpasupplicant
[sudo] password for bob:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
wpasupplicant is already the newest version.
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
linux-headers-2.6.28-11 linux-headers-2.6.28-11-generic
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
bob@bob-laptop:~$
 
Old 09-21-2009, 11:52 AM   #13
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Then it is already installed.
Make sure you have wext selected in the preferences from wicd (advanced settings)
 
Old 09-21-2009, 12:09 PM   #14
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Hi Repo
Yes it is in wext,do I have to do anything with wpasulicant.
 
Old 09-21-2009, 12:15 PM   #15
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Not that I'm aware of.
You could try to install wicd using apt-get, since you downloaded it.
First uninstall the version you downloaded.
which version are you using?
You did remove networkmanager when you installed wicd ?
 
  


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