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composites
February 8th, 2009, 12:55 AM
I recently installed x64 Flash Player from Adobe Flash install information for AMD64 (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=772490), using the first set of instructions.

As others have reported, my network security key continues to reset itself upon rebooting. This is a huge pain and leaving the network unsecured is not an option. Having to manually edit it every time I reboot is also not an option.

I have followed suggestions from the following threads: Network Manager + NDISWrapper settings lost after reboot (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=235276) and Wireless network dissapears on reboot..... (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=711103)

But adding

ndiswrapper
to /etc/modules has had no affect. It is mentioned in WifiDocsDriverNdiswrapper (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/Ndiswrapper#Configuring%20Wireless%20Network%20Set tings%20using%20nm-applet%20(GNOME%20front%20end%20for%20Network%20Ma nager) that if you are manually configuring your network not to add that line as ndiswrapper will be started by /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper, but that doesn't exist either.

/etc/network/interfaces appears to be correct:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-psk 197795b73fdc1925ee41959942883f61f2a209140483c10440 5623a6e4fbf18d
wpa-driver wext
wpa-key-mgmt WPA-PSK
wpa-proto WPA
wpa-ssid O2wireless
or


auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

iface wlan0 inet dhcp
wpa-psk 197795b73fdc1925ee41959942883f61f2a209140483c10440 5623a6e4fbf18d
wpa-driver wext
wpa-key-mgmt WPA-PSK
wpa-proto WPA
wpa-ssid O2wireless
auto wlan0

There is no difference between /etc/network/interfaces from rebooting (not working) to re-entering the security key (working), which doesn't make any sense to me either.