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  1. #1

    wireless connection

    My scenario is that a friends advent laptop would not connect to his wireless connection with the Ubuntu 9.10 I had installed on it for him. I went to have a look and it would not work and ended up bringing it home with me so I take bit more time over solving the problem. Now on my wireless connection I can connect no problem and the only difference I can find is that he has wpa security and I don't.

    Does anyone know if wpa can stop a wireless connection from connecting and if so a way around it.
    Noli illegitimi carborundum

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    Re: wireless connection

    Some cards and some drivers don't support WPA. What's the card? Please post the relevant line from
    Code:
    lspci
    and the output from
    Code:
    lshw -C network

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    Re: wireless connection

    lspci
    Code:
    05:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection (rev 02)
    lshw -C network
    Code:
    WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
      *-network               
           description: Wireless interface
           product: PRO/Wireless 3945ABG [Golan] Network Connection
           vendor: Intel Corporation
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
           logical name: wmaster0
           version: 02
           serial: 00:18:de:ba:8f:15
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: bus_master cap_list logical ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=iwl3945 ip=192.168.1.5 latency=0 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11abg
           resources: irq:27 memory:f7000000-f7000fff
      *-network
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
           vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
           physical id: 5
           bus info: pci@0000:06:05.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: 10
           serial: 00:03:0d:56:37:04
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 latency=32 maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 multicast=yes
           resources: irq:16 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:b0300c00-b0300cff
    Noli illegitimi carborundum

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    Re: wireless connection

    It seems like 9.04 might work better. A did a quick search and lots of people seem to have problems with this card, WPA and 9.10 but many report that 9.04 worked flawlessly.

    Before you revert to 9.04 though, try replacing the network manager by wicd, it seems to work better with this card. You can also try this workaround:
    https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...55/comments/36

    Let us know how it goes.

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