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

Jason Crain jason at bluetree.ath.cx
Fri Nov 28 14:57:00 UTC 2008

On Thu, November 27, 2008 10:50 pm, Rick Bilonick wrote:
> 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.
> +++++++++++++++++

Is this message from firefox?  It means that you are trying to connect to
an encrypted https:// website and it cannot verify the identity of the
server.  You should only add an exception if you are pretty sure that you
are really communicating with the correct website.

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