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    wicd configure wireless

    wicd is now seeing my wireless, but I can't conncect.

    I've attached a screenshot and wonder what I have to do to make it work.

    When it asked for the password I put in the "wireless key" printed on the modem label

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    Re: wicd configure wireless

    The part where it stops working is "validating authentication".

    I'm not sure if the driver is loaded properly. I also chose WPA2-LEAP because that was highlighted among a whole lot of others,

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    Re: wicd configure wireless

    Now is is stopping at the "obtaining IP address" stage.

    Here's what I've tried for the "bad password" problem which I now know PLAGUES ubuntu.

    1. checked /var/lib/wicd/configurations dir to see if password OK. Yes it was ok.
    2. tried "quotes" around the password. That didn't work
    3. changed password to hex with cat file | xxd -c 256 -ps that didn't work
    4. checked /etc/wicd/wireless-settings.conf . Checked out ok
    5. sudo apt-get update, followed by sudo apt-get dist-upgrade that didn't work
    6. downgraded encryption to various forms of WEP, WPA WEP Hex etc. That didn't work
    7. sudo apt-get remove network-manager
    sudo /etc/init.d/wicd restart
    that didn't work

    I rebooted after each try. Someone said to delete the wireless profile in network manager. Could someone help me on how to to that?

    COULD SOMEONE HELP ME, PLEASE.

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    wireless bad password problem

    Wicd stops at the "obtaining IP address" stage saying "bad password". This is a common problem in ubuntu.

    Here's what I've tried without success (hopefully the list may help others with the problem).

    1. checked /var/lib/wicd/configurations dir to see if password OK. Yes it was ok.
    2. tried "quotes" around the password. That didn't work
    3. changed password to hex with cat file | xxd -c 256 -ps that didn't work
    4. checked /etc/wicd/wireless-settings.conf . Checked out ok
    5. sudo apt-get update, followed by sudo apt-get dist-upgrade that didn't work
    6. downgraded encryption to various forms of WEP, WPA WEP Hex etc. That didn't work
    7. sudo apt-get remove network-manager
    sudo /etc/init.d/wicd restart
    that didn't work

    I rebooted after each try. Someone said to delete the wireless profile in network manager. Could someone help me on how to to that?

    Any help appreciated.

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    Re: wicd configure wireless

    Hi and please do not create multiple threads on the same issue. Threads merged.

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    Re: wicd configure wireless

    what window manager are you using? you're right that wicd may not play nice with network-manager

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    Re: wicd configure wireless

    Thread moved to Networking & Wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by llamabr View Post
    what window manager are you using? you're right that wicd may not play nice with network-manager
    +1. No, it won't. One or the other. Try uninstalling one or the other ...

    Quote Originally Posted by overdrank View Post
    Hi and please do not create multiple threads on the same issue.
    +1. It causes confusion, repetition, dilutes community effort and therefore decreases your chances of getting help.
    Last edited by Bucky Ball; January 8th, 2013 at 04:17 AM.

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    Re: wicd configure wireless

    I already tried that, and it didn't work. And I've managed to completely wipe out the network-manager AND wicd. So I can only get online now via booting with Core Plus USB distro, which gives a successful wifi connection. Here is some output from dmesg:

    rtl8192c: Loading firmware file rtlwifi/rtl8192cfw.bin
    rtl8192c: Loading firmware file rtlwifi/rtl8192cfw.bin
    rtl8192c: Loading firmware file rtlwifi/rtl8192cfw.bin
    rtl8192c: Loading firmware file rtlwifi/rtl8192cfw.bin
    wlan0: authenticate with 00:26:44:5c:28:dc (try 1)
    wlan0: authenticated
    wlan0: associate with 00:26:44:5c:28:dc (try 1)
    wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:26:44:5c:28:dc (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=1)
    wlan0: associated
    EXT4-fs (sda1): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
    wlan0: deauthenticating from 00:26:44:5c:28:dc by local choice (reason=3)
    cfg80211: Calling CRDA for country: EC
    rtl8192c: Loading firmware file rtlwifi/rtl8192cfw.bin
    rtl8192c: Loading firmware file rtlwifi/rtl8192cfw.bin
    rtl8192c: Loading firmware file rtlwifi/rtl8192cfw.bin
    wlan0: authenticate with 00:26:44:5c:28:dc (try 1)
    wlan0: authenticated
    wlan0: associate with 00:26:44:5c:28:dc (try 1)
    wlan0: RX AssocResp from 00:26:44:5c:28:dc (capab=0x411 status=0 aid=1)
    wlan0: associated

    If someone could help me insert wicd back into the Lubuntu install, that would be useful.
    And the above info might be useful for getting lubuntu back on line.

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    Re: wicd configure wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevin McCready View Post

    If someone could help me insert wicd back into the Lubuntu install, that would be useful.
    And the above info might be useful for getting lubuntu back on line.
    How about a:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install wicd

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    Re: wicd configure wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by llamabr View Post
    How about a:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install wicd
    Should be about that simple ...

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