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Ubuntu Connect to WPA Encrypted Router

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I have been having problems connecting to my wireless router due to the fact that I use WPA encryption. I have tried a couple of ways of trying to get it to connect with no luck.

I have tired both of these methods and either I am not doing something right (more than likely) or something else is up.

http://comphobby.org/archives/14-More-Ubun...erspective.html

http://jeffrasmussen.wordpress.com/2006/05...u-wpa-goodness/

Any help would be much appreciated. As always.

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buy a cheap wireless card known to be supported.

note: I'm not trying to sound like a jackass; IMO this really is the best solution a lot of times.

Option 1: spend 6 hours editing text files, trying to get WPA to work

Option 2: buy a known working adapter for $20 and save yourself the trouble

$20 divided by 6 = $3.33 per hour

It really just comes down to a simple equation.

How much is your time worth?

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Well from what I can tell is that it is not a hardware issue. Well thats the thing I can connect when the router is setup for WEP. So it isn't a hardware issue. They don't put the options for connecting to a WPA encrypted router in the connection manager, but the support does seem to be there. It's implementation just seems to be buried.

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if you know which card you have go and look it up at the tutorial section of ubuntuforums, there'll definitely be a tutorial there.

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try this "Powerful Network Management Tool For Ubuntu" it was mentioned on "The Linux Link Tech Show" http://wicd.sourceforge.net/

This worked well but, now when I try and connect to my router it fails to acquire an ip. It always fails on that step.

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Well from what I can tell is that it is not a hardware issue. Well thats the thing I can connect when the router is setup for WEP. So it isn't a hardware issue. They don't put the options for connecting to a WPA encrypted router in the connection manager, but the support does seem to be there. It's implementation just seems to be buried.

I think you misunderstood me.

I wasn't suggesting that you had bad hardware; I was suggesting that you purchase a cheap adapter that already has clear documented steps to setting up WPA;

opposed to looking around on forums all day.

While, yes, it is a great learning experience, it can be arduous and quite time consuming.

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Well from what I can tell is that it is not a hardware issue. Well thats the thing I can connect when the router is setup for WEP. So it isn't a hardware issue. They don't put the options for connecting to a WPA encrypted router in the connection manager, but the support does seem to be there. It's implementation just seems to be buried.

I think you misunderstood me.

I wasn't suggesting that you had bad hardware; I was suggesting that you purchase a cheap adapter that already has clear documented steps to setting up WPA;

opposed to looking around on forums all day.

While, yes, it is a great learning experience, it can be arduous and quite time consuming.

I see. Sorry for the mis communication, but this is one thing I think I could get a lot from figuring out. Besides if I don't get it figured out it will always bug me.

Ok so now if I put in a static IP it will say that it connects, but at 0% connectivity.......riiiiiight. I am gonna play with this some for and double check my hardware settings.

*Update*

One thing I noticed is although in Linux it would cause the wireless led light to kick on no matter what. I tried connecting again after switching once and it would connect with about 43%, however now it will not allow me to connect to the net. When I run ifconfig in the terminal it shows an error. Is there a way of finding out a little more info on whats going on? I mean I guess I could try and do a packet capture and see what that shows, but I was wondering if there is any builtin tools that might tell me about the same or more?

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