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

Rick Bilonick rab at nauticom.net
Sun Nov 30 17:11:28 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-11-29 at 07:01 -0800, NoOp wrote:

> Maybe:
> <http://www.google.com/search?complete=0&hl=en&q=ubuntu+%2BNMSetting8021x&btnG=Search>
> These look related:
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager/+bug/290285
> [ Grayed out "Connect" button when using WPA2 Entreprise+TLS authentication]
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager/+bug/245184
> [NM-0.7] nm-connection-editor fails to set/read certificates settings]
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/network-manager-applet/+bug/291242
> and probably many more.
> You might want to uninstall network manager and install wicd instead
> just to see if all works that way. I also have a bcm43xx device (Dynex
> pcmcia card), and while I was able to get my wpa2 working with NM, I was
> unable to manage fixed IP's. So I switched to wicd and haven't looked
> back (yet :-).
> http://apt.wicd.net/dists/intrepid/extras/
>   http://apt.wicd.net/pool/intrepid/extras/wicd_1.5.3_all.deb
> or
> http://wicd.sourceforge.net/download.php
> and replace
> deb http://apt.wicd.net hardy extras
> with
> deb http://apt.wicd.net intrepid extras
> If that doesn't work out you can always uninstall and then reinstall NM.
Thanks for the info and suggestions. I removed NetworkManager.
Unfortunately, I should have installed wicd at the same time because I
lost a gui tool to establish a wired connections. Fortunately I
remembered how to get a DHCP connection on the command line using
"dhclient eth0".

I installed WICD (after enabling the intrepid extras repository and
installing the gpg key and doing an apt-get update [in order to enable
the repository]). I installed wicd and set up for my home network. I
will try the WPA connection when I go back to the office on Monday. The
settings panels seem straight forward. I'm able to switch easily between
the wired and wireless connections (something that does not work when
using NM with a static wired connection, at least not on Fedora 8).

Rick B.

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