w-lan... once more

Derek Broughton news at pointerstop.ca
Wed Nov 22 13:03:19 UTC 2006

Maya wrote:

> Hi
> I'm new to ubuntu (and linux at all) and I'm really getting crazy about
> this w-lan-thing... I'm working on a Dell I8600 with a Broadcom ChipSet.
> As described in that how-to (
> http://www.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=185174) I setted up my
> environment with the bcm43xx-cutter and installed the
> gnome-network-manager.
> The network-manager now shows me that he found a wireless network, but I
> can't connect. The network is unsecured. Any hints?

Explain "can't connect".  I may have a similar problem, but I _can_ connect,
then at some point after a working connection is established
network-manager seems to invoke wpa_supplicant for reasons as-yet unknown
and wpa_supplicant takes down the interface.  I had no trouble at all
before network-manager was modified to depend on wpa-supplicant (even for
unsecured connections).

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