This howto is awesome!!

Installed ubuntu fiesty on my thinkpad t41 two days ago in which everything worked sweet except for the wireless connection.

struggled for hours as I'm using WPA TKIP on my 3com router until stumbled on this. Followed all the tips/options until it worked. Only prob is I have to manually set the route(route add) for my eth1.

Below are the details. If anybody has a same prob with a t41

wifi card;
PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3B Mini PCI

eth1 IEEE 802.11b ESSID:"arlevien" Nickname:"ipw2100"
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.452 GHz Access Point: 00:14:7C:BD:FD:A4
Bit Rate=11 Mb/s Tx-Power:16 dBm
Retry limit:7 RTS thrff Fragment thrff
Power Managementff
Link Quality=90/100 Signal level=-68 dBm
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:97 Missed beacon:0



me@T41:/etc/network$ cat interfaces
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto eth2
iface eth2 inet dhcp

#auto ath0
#iface ath0 inet dhcp

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet static
address 192.168.1.50
netmask 255.255.255.0
gateway 192.168.1.1


iface eth1 inet static
address 192.168.1.52
netmask 255.255.255.0
gateway 192.168.1.1
pre-up wpa_supplicant -Bw -Dwext -i eth1 -c/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
post-down killall -q wpa_supplicant

my wpa_supplicant.conf
T41:/etc$ cat wpa_supplicant.conf
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_suplicant
ap_scan=1

network={
ssid="mysid"
scan_ssid=1
proto=WPA RSN
key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
#pairwise=CCMP TKIP
#group=CCMP TKIP
psk=mypskkeyfromstep1
}


thanks!