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Old 04-29-2011, 03:42 PM   #1
Jim VE7ROX
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WiFi in Kubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx when the passphrase is known


Anybody know how to get WiFi to work in Kubuntu when the password or passphrase is known? I can connect to the internet when the signal is open (Insecure), but it will not connect to the internet when the password is known and typed into the "Add Network Connection" box. I have tried this in several places where the correct password was given to me, but when I highlight the SSID, click "Connect", and enter the password, the antenna icon appears in the system tray and says "Activating". However, it stays that way and will not make a connection to the internet. These are WPA-PSK and WPA2-PSK signals. I wonder what I can do to make it work? Any input on this would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 04-29-2011, 04:40 PM   #2
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Hello Jim VE7ROX,

I don't have any experience with Kunbuntu. If you want to connect to wpa2 you will have to configure wpa_supplicant. Since I don't know what this "Add Network Connection" in Kubuntu does it is not as easy to see what's going wrong. Do you know to which program this the button "Add Network Connection" belongs?

Could you please open a terminal and post the output of the following commands
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sudo ifconfig
and
Code:
sudo iwconfig
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Old 04-30-2011, 03:00 PM   #3
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Thank you for the information. This is what I get when I type sudo ifconfig into the terminal:
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:04:e2:04:c4:2a
inet addr:24.80.101.21 Bcast:24.80.103.255 Mask:255.255.252.0
inet6 addr: fe80::204:e2ff:fe04:c42a/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:769521 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:415681 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:774337165 (774.3 MB) TX bytes:153137966 (153.1 MB)
Interrupt:16 Base address:0xe800

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1e:e5:28:84:43
inet6 addr: fe80::21e:e5ff:fe28:8443/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:19 Base address:0xc000

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:62 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:62 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:3344 (3.3 KB) TX bytes:3344 (3.3 KB)
 
Old 04-30-2011, 03:04 PM   #4
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Well, there are two network-adapters, eth0 and eth1, is one of them the wireless-adapter?

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Old 05-01-2011, 12:02 PM   #5
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hmm. I am going to investigate that. I know it connects just fine when the signal has no encryption on it (Insecure). The antenna icon says "Activating" and then says "Setting Network Address" and then connects to the internet. After entering the password in an encrypted (WPA) signal (when the password is known), it just sits there, says "Activating", and stays that way.
 
Old 05-01-2011, 12:19 PM   #6
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The iwconfig command lists all wireless-adapters.

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Old 06-18-2011, 04:38 PM   #7
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Hi, did this get fixed? I have exactly the same problem

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