I am running Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy on my IBM Thinkpad T40p laptop. I have an Atheros AR5212 a.b.g wireless card and use WPA-PSK with TKIP security on my Linksys WRT54GL router. I HAVE managed to get the wireless connection working by using the info in this howto: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WPAHowTo
but it all had to be manually configured.
I installed NetworkManager Applet 0.6.3 as the howto suggests but it only detected my wired NIC - I had no way to switch to the wireless card to configure it. Ubuntu also had Network Monitor 2.12.0 installed originally, but it only gives eth0 and lo as connection options. So, now I have both applets running when I start up and neither one can detect my wireless network.
To get it to work, I had to create and configure the /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf file, tested the configuration with "sudo wpa_supplicant -iath0 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf -Dmadwifi -w", which gave a couple of errors, but connected nonetheless, then followed the "final installation (Ubuntu 6.10 Edgy)" instructions to get it to run on startup.
So, my question is why don't the GUI applets detect my wireless connection? How can I get them to so I can switch between locations easier? Which one should I use (assuming that I shouldn't have both running) and how do I get the other one to quit starting at startup?