Peter Garrett peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Sat Sep 8 20:59:49 UTC 2007

On Sat, 8 Sep 2007 13:26:02 -0700 (PDT)
Andy Hunt <majickalmind at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Hello I'm new to the Linux world and after running the live CD I noticed that Ubuntu does not support A WIFI pre share key only WEP is this true or I'm I missing some thing? I would really love to run Ubuntu,but not over WEP.

Whether WPA 1 & 2 are supported depends on your card and driver, if I'm
not mistaken. I use a Broadcom 4306 card with the bcm43xx driver, and WPA
1 at least is supported. ( I am using it here on my laptop ).

I would check your card for capabilities - see for instance


You can determine your card type by entering

lspci -v | less

in a terminal ( Applications - Accessories - Terminal) on your live CD, for
example. Scroll down to see which card you have, then compare against the
information on the page I have linked above.

Peter Garrett <peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au>

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