Morning all, I've recently re-installed my HTPC with Hardy, I've got the wireless working but I have to re-enter my WPA key every time I boot, here's the details of the system first
- Dell Optiplex GX240
- Edimax EW-7128G PCI Wireless card
- An SSID we'll call MYROUTER for sake of argument
Now the card appears to possess an RT61 chipset, here's the order of things I did and some of the side effects
- Installed Hardy with the standard options. No questions asked about wireless, network config was for onbaord copper port
- Hardy started as usual looked at ifconfig, copper port showing as eth0 and wireless showing up as wlan0 without an IP address
- Clicked on new Network Manager (I'm migrating from Feisty) and saw list of SSID
- My SSID wasn't on there so I said 'connect to other network' and entered my SSID and WPA key (about 20 alpha characters)
- Wondered why the signal strength was 0, then went back and typed in the RIGHT key
- Couldn't find out where to set up a static IP so right clicked on the Network Manager applet and selected 'Manual Config'
- Entered SSID and WPA key into the old-style network manager
- Was able to ping router and other machines on network
- Restarted machine, no network connection on wlan0
- Realised that I've somehow 'devolved' my netowrk manager into the pre-Hardy version, only option avilabale is manual config
- Re-entering WPA key makes connection come back up
Now having made your eyes glaze over it comes down to the questions
- Is there a way I can get it so it doesn't need me to re-enter the WPA key each time? Will I need to do the ndiswrapper thing?
- How do I get the network manager to go back to its regular self?