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Old 01-23-2008, 12:28 PM   #1
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Wlassistant Please Help


Hello

I have the wlassistant deb package and i cant install it because it keeps giving me an error.

Error: Dependency is not satisfiable: libiw28

i went and downloaded and installed the libiw28 package and still no success. this whole wireless thing is driving me crazy. please help

thank you
 
Old 01-23-2008, 02:08 PM   #2
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What distribution are you running ? (Debian, Ubuntu, Linspire, other ? )

What type of wireless card do you have ? ( Output of lspci )
 
Old 01-23-2008, 02:42 PM   #3
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sorry, Kubuntu.

Which is really Ubuntu right? except desktop manager, KDE vs GNOME.

Wireless card is the wmpc54g v3.
broadcom chipset i believe, i installed ndiswrapper and the drivers already. KDENetwork Manager is not picking up any hot spots. im trying to get on campus wifi which means i have to also do vpn as well.

Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless Lan Controller

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Old 01-23-2008, 04:23 PM   #4
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So how are you trying to install wlassistant ?
sudo apt-get install wlassistant

that should automatically take care of the dependency issue you are having. If you manually downloaded wlassistant and don't have an active internet connection on the laptop that will make things (automatic dependency handling) more difficult.

Can you get your hands on a wired connection to the Internet long enough that you can install the packages you need ?

Do you have the wireless-tools package installed ? apt-cache policy wireless-tools

If so, you can use the command line tools to check out what your wireless card is seeing..
http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Jean_...nux/Tools.html

* iwconfig manipulate the basic wireless parameters
* iwlist allow to initiate scanning and list frequencies, bit-rates, encryption keys...
* iwspy allow to get per node link quality
* iwpriv allow to manipulate the Wireless Extensions specific to a driver (private)
* ifrename allow to name interfaces based on various static criteria

for example you might use iwlist /dev/wlan0 scanning to see all the wireless networks your card is detecting.. substitute your proper wireless device name where I used /dev/wlan0 in the example..
 
Old 01-28-2008, 03:23 AM   #5
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i got everything up and running. Wireless Drivers work, wlanassisstant works. The one problem is the vpn that is required on campus. I got that up and running but the network is not liking the cisco vpn client 4.8 and network admin wants 5.0. I can't seem to find a cisco vpn 5.0.
Some help please? Is there an alternative to cisco vpn or anyone know how i can get around?
 
Old 01-28-2008, 08:39 AM   #6
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If the school requires the Cisco VPN Client Version 5 they should be able to provide it to you..

Cisco will not let you download that software unless you have a software entitlement with them (A paid support contract for their equipment).. I just tried to grab it with a guest account, and this is the message I received.

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Forbidden File or Application

The file or application you are trying to access may require additional entitlement or you are trying to access a file with an invalid name. Additional entitlement levels are granted based on a users relationship with Cisco on a per-application basis.

If you feel you have reached this page in error, please try one of the following methods to locate your document:

1. If you are manually entering the URL into your browser location bar, be sure to include the file name of the page you are trying to access (file names typically end in .htm, .html or .shtml).
2. Use the Search feature located in the upper right section of this page.
3. Return to the Cisco.com Home or select a primary site area from the top navigation bar.
4. Consult with your Cisco Account Manager to confirm you have the appropriate entitlement to access this page.

If you would like to contact someone about this problem, please click on the Contacts & Feedback link below.
I don't recall the VPN client being a restricted download before..
 
  


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