Wireless setup with Ubuntu

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at gmail.com
Fri Apr 3 01:26:52 UTC 2009

Shannon McMackin wrote:
> On 04/01/2009 11:47 PM, Raseel Bhagat wrote:
>> On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 3:15 AM, Karl Larsen <klarsen1 at gmail.com
>> <mailto:klarsen1 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>>     The only successful wireless I have ever had is with my 8.10 on my
>>     laptop. Even this is quite hard to get right because there are now 3
>>     strong wireless signals in my room.
>>     What happens first when you boot up is a panel that will not go away
>>     until I give it my password.
>> The Keyring Manager can be quite irritating, but it works quite
>> seamlessly once you have all the correct passwords in it.
>>     Then the network-manager tries to connect
>>     to the first strong wireless but of course it fails because we have the
>>     wrong password.
>>     After a while it quits and then tries the next strong wireless signal
>>     with the same wrong password. Panels with the information for each
>>     wireless signal will be displayed and all I can do is click on "OK" or
>>     "Cancel". Or I can put a different password in.
>>     Now it just quits sending panels and I can click on the two tiny
>>     computers and get a list of the wireless signals I am receiving. This is
>>     VERY important! On Ubuntu that are not going to be able to use wireless,
>>     you click on the computers and you see no wireless listed. This bodes
>>     poor for that system.
>> This is strange. My NetworkManager NEVER tried connecting to each and
>> every SSID on it's own.
>> I work in a Networking company and there are about 50 SSIDs in my room
>> alone. It NM did that for every SSID, I would have been
>> complaining long back.
>> Having said that, since I do a lot of Wifi unit testing, I know that
>> NM's wireless aspect is not too great.
>> I prefer wicd to NM, but then if you use VPN (Ipsec and PPTP) as much
>> frequently, you will find that NM rules !!
>> Thanks,
>> Raseel
> I've only seen NM automatically connect to open APs and any APs that 
> you've associated with and stored a password.
Hi I think you need to see how many of the good wireless signals are 
listed in your system. I have 4 that are usable and they somehow got on 
my list of usable signals. But I decided to delete all but my own signal 
and no no problems. The stupid keyring thing keeps coming up. It's a 
total waste of time. But you MUST use it because someone stupid at 
Ubuntu makes it that way :-)



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