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Old 02-26-2008, 10:01 AM   #1
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7.10 can't connect to Apple airport WPA2


I'm running Ubuntu 7.10 on my laptop and everything works fine at home, but when I try to connect to the network at work nothing seems to happen. I believe the connection at work uses WPA2 so I'm wondering if maybe it's not supported by the driver I'm using? I don't really know how to troubleshoot wireless issues, but I can't really use Linux on my laptop at work (and show it off to my co-workers!) if I can't get online.

If I try to ping my router I get 'Destination Host Unreachable'.

I've tried googling the issue but most of what I find is several years out of date, and since everything works when I'm at home I want to be a bit careful about making changes.

So the question is, if I can't get on to a particular connection, but wireless works in general, how do I troubleshoot?

thanks in advance!
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Old 02-26-2008, 04:43 PM   #2
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Not sure on WPA WPA2 where it lies. Whether it is hardware dependent on pworking or not. For WPA or WPA2 one can use the generic wext interface on the wpa_supplicant command if invoking manually.

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Old 02-26-2008, 05:59 PM   #3
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Can anyone give me some insight into how to use the generic wext interface on the wpa_supplicant command?
 
Old 02-28-2008, 05:21 PM   #4
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Not ubuntu but follow the comands to create your /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf file and then the executing of wpa_supplicant command changing the -Dmadwifi to -Dwext.

http://ultramookie.com/wayback/2006/...4-and-wpa-psk/

Note you need to use the correct upper and lower case of your ESSID and passphrase. So if you ESSID is upper case so should it be when making the passphrase key.

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