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deevee deevee is offline
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Default wireless in 8.10 - 11-08-2008, 08:09 PM

I have not been able to get wireless to work in 8.10 Followed the install guide on http://www.ubuntumini.com/. Installed the broadcom sta driver that ubuntu suggests but I still get nothing to work. Do people actually have this working?
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Default Re: wireless in 8.10 - 11-08-2008, 10:25 PM

I have wireless working in Ubuntu 8.10. I tried to make it difficult but it was real easy. I installed the various wireless packages in the program update manager and then went to the network properties and activated the wireless drivers for Broadcom. Try this link for help:
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Default Re: wireless in 8.10 - 11-09-2008, 01:27 AM

Other users have reported problems as well, but only when trying to connect via WPA/WPA2.

The solution that seems to be working for the time being is to install the WICD network manager:

Please note that when you install it, it will remove the existing Gnome network manager. Only one of the two can be installed on your system at a given time:
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Default Re: wireless in 8.10 - 12-14-2008, 05:38 PM

I see this thread is basically dead. However I had a few issues getting my wireless up and running. I have a Linksys WRT54G router running tomato, with WPA2 only using an AES encryption. My normal key string of 15 characters would never authenticate. So I tried wicd and that didn't help.

I eventually found a this thread HOWTO: Wireless Security - WPA1, WPA2, LEAP, etc. and found this little tidbt

wpa_passphrase <your_essid> <your_ascii_key>
I plopped psk output in for my password and now I'm back to having "secure" a wireless connection at home.

I hope this helps another newbie.

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