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Old 04-10-2009, 03:43 PM   #1
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Question Wicd on Fedora 10 will not connect to WPA/WPA2 network after install


I just installed wicd-1.5.4 on Fedora 10, but I can't connect to WPA/WPA2 encrypted networks. I tried what it said on the main troubleshooting page on the Wicd website, but since I'm not running a Debian-based system, I don't have a /etc/network/interfaces file.

My /var/log/wicd/wicd.log file is as follows after trying to connect to an encrypted network:

2009/04/09 06:05:33 :: Attempting to authenticate...
2009/04/09 06:05:33 :: iwconfig wlan0
2009/04/09 06:05:33 :: iwconfig wlan0
2009/04/09 06:05:33 :: wpa_supplicant -B -i wlan0 -c /var/lib/wicd/configurations/001a70dfe00c -D wext
2009/04/09 06:05:33 :: iwconfig wlan0
2009/04/09 06:05:33 :: iwconfig wlan0
2009/04/09 06:05:33 :: iwconfig wlan0
2009/04/09 06:05:33 :: iwconfig wlan0
2009/04/09 06:05:33 :: Putting interface up...
2009/04/09 06:05:33 :: ifconfig wlan0 up
2009/04/09 06:05:33 :: iwconfig wlan0 mode managed
2009/04/09 06:05:33 :: ['iwconfig', 'wlan0', 'essid', 'dd-wrt', 'channel', '11', 'ap', '00:1A:70:DF:E0:0C']
2009/04/09 06:05:33 :: iwconfig wlan0
2009/04/09 06:05:33 :: iwconfig wlan0
2009/04/09 06:05:33 :: WPA_CLI RESULT IS None
2009/04/09 06:05:33 ::  iwconfig wlan0
2009/04/09 06:05:33 :: exiting connection thread
2009/04/09 06:05:33 :: iwconfig wlan0
2009/04/09 06:05:34 :: ifconfig eth0
2009/04/09 06:05:34 :: ifconfig wlan0
The last two lines repeat if Wicd is sitting idle. I have it set to use the wext driver under settings, and NetworkManager connects to any network, so I'm pretty sure it's not a driver issue. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks.

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When you installed wicd, did you remove whatever network gui Fedora normally has (Network Manager, I think)? It could be a conflict between two daemons fighting over the same hardware.
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Btw, Fedora interface file could be found in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts and edit/create ifcfg-wlan0 to disable NM by adding NM_CONTROLLED=no.


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