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Old 04-19-2007, 09:16 PM   #1
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WPA on Ubuntu 7.04 - Belkin Broadcom (bcm43xx driver)

Hey all this is my first post but here goes:
I have a Belkin wifi g-card with a broadcom chipset. I am using the bcm43xx drivers on Ubuntu 7.04. I can see a bunch of wifi networks around me (including my own) & I can connect to unencrypted & wep encrypted networks but am unable to connect to wpa encrypted networks even though I can see them. I am trying to use the Network Manager that comes with Ubuntu & I have tried many google searches but nothing seems to work. Any suggestions?


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Old 04-20-2007, 07:02 AM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!

To use WPA encryption, you have to use a program called wpa_supplicant. It is likely already installed on Ubuntu, and if you do some searching here, there are loads of threads on configuring it and getting it running. I've also got a section on my help site (link in my sig) on using it.
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Thanks Hangdog42,
I apologize for not replying earlier. I will give your suggestion a try & make sure all my settings are correct.


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