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Old 05-08-2007, 04:44 PM   #1
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Exclamation Connecting to WPA encrypted router in Kubuntu 6.10


Hi guys. I am trying to connect to my router, which has been setup by me with WPA-PSK enctyption. When I enter my password in the wireless assistant, however, I can't seem to connect.

I tried with the ASCII key checked, but it still doesn't seem to work. I will give it a try with 128-bit WEP.

Is there some update I need to install for WPA-PSK support?

Thanks a ton,
BigFoot

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Old 05-08-2007, 07:12 PM   #2
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You need a package called wpa_supplicant, but that should be installed by default.

On a recent installation of Ubuntu Edgy, I found that they don't include a package called Network-Manager. Upon installing that package, I was able to connect to my router (which, like yours, has WPA-PSK encryption enabled).
 
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Thanks. It does work with 128-but WEP, but I would like to use WPA instead if possible.

I used to use Network manager in GNOME, but I am in KDE now. Do I still use the Wireless Assistant like before?
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BigFoot13
I used to use Network manager in GNOME, but I am in KDE now. Do I still use the Wireless Assistant like before?
I don't know. I don't use KDE's Wireless Assistant, but from what I've read:
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it looks like it should work as long as you have a recent enough version and wpa_supplicant installed.

If you still can't get it to work, you can configure it manually (which will force it to work), but this limits your "roaming" ability somewhat.
 
  


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