WPA and All Other Connections Fail After Upgrade from 8.04 to 8.10

Rick Bilonick rab at nauticom.net
Fri Nov 28 04:50:43 UTC 2008

I had used WPA with a bcm4312 using the native Linux driver provided by
Broadcom with Ubuntu 8.04. It worked flawlessly. I have since upgraded
to Ubuntu 8.10 and now WPA does not work at all. (I did a completely new
install and configured all the settings as before.) The laptop connects
to my home network (using WEP) without a problem. However, it also will
not connect easily to other unsecured networks. I would get an error
message about creating an exception:

+++++++++++++++++++++++++ uses an invalid security certificate.

The certificate is not trusted because it is self signed.

The certificate will not be valid until 11/29/2027 07:00 PM.

(Error code: sec_error_expired_issuer_certificate)

* This could be a problem with the server's configuration, or it could
be someone trying to impersonate the server.

* If you have connected to this server successfully in the past, the
error may be temporary, and you can try again later.

Or you can add an exception…

You should not add an exception if you are using an internet connection
that you do not trust completely or if you are not used to seeing a
warning for this server.

I add the exception and then I can connect. Never had to do this with
8.04. So far I have not found a way to get the WPA connection to work.
I'm using the same user id and password and all the other security
settings are the same (I'm using them on other laptops and they still
work exactly as before).

When trying to connect using WPA:


** (nm-applet:6448): WARNING **: <WARN>
applet_menu_item_activate_helper(): Invalid connection; asking for more


** (nm-applet:6448): WARNING **: Invalid connection: 'NMSetting8021x' /
'identity' invalid: 2 

** (nm-applet:6448): WARNING **: <WARN>
applet_menu_item_activate_helper(): Invalid connection; asking for more


Any ideas on how to get this working under 8.10?

Rick B.

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