Problems with network-admin and wireless after upgrade

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Tue May 27 16:44:38 UTC 2008

 -------------- Original message ----------------------
From: Pastor JW <pastor_jw at>
> On Tuesday 27 May 2008 07:30:38 am techlists at wrote:
> > I was running 7.10 and did an online upgrade to the latest version (8.04?).
> >
> > After doing the upgrade, the network admin tool no longer lists available
> > wireless networks; I have to know the specific name of the SSID I want to
> > connect to, and the SSID has to be entered case specific; i.e. if I'm in
> > Panera Bread, I have to know that the SSID is spelled PANERA and not
> > panera.
> >
> > Also, for my network at home, the network admin tool no longer remembers my
> > WAP key; every time I reboot the computer, I have to re-enter the WAP key,
> > even if I haven't connected to any other networks in the meantime.
> >
> > I didn't have problems with any of this when running 7.10.
> >
> > The laptop is a Dell 650m, and the wireless card is an Intel 3945 mini-pci.
> >
> > Any suggestions?
> Which kernel?  I found the one in yesterday's update ( did not 
> let me have wireless.  I run the Intel 3945 chip too but the laptop is a Dell 
> 1525n.  I have to boot the previous kernel ( for sound and 
> wireless to work.  I could not get network manager to function either with 
> the new kernel, even with manually inserting the information.  
> -- 
> 73 de N7PSV aka Pastor JW <n><   PDGA# 35276

The wireless networking itself works fine once configured. It's the GUI network-admin tool that's being a bit of a pain.


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