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encryption trouble
December 16th, 2008, 05:17 AM
Hi there,

I recently bought a usb wireless thingy (D-link dwa-110), and at first it did not recognize it, so I went through a few threads and got it recognized using ndiswrapper, but now the problem is that it doesn't connect to the network. When I try to connect using Wicd I get "This network requires encryption to be enabled".

iwconfig gives this:

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

wmaster0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Tx-Power=11 dBm
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
Power Management:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0

pan0 no wireless extensions.

and a scan does this:

sudo iwlist wlan0 scan

wlan0 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:09:5B:CA:58:AC
Frequency:2.462 GHz (Channel 11)
Quality=51/100 Signal level:-50 dBm
Encryption key:on
IE: WPA Version 1
Group Cipher : TKIP
Pairwise Ciphers (1) : TKIP
Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 22 Mb/s
6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s; 12 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s; 24 Mb/s
36 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s
Extra: Last beacon: 88ms ago

I guess I just have to enable the right encryption somewhere in wicd but I dunno where...Can anyone help me out?
Thanks !!

encryption trouble
December 17th, 2008, 06:47 AM
Ok, I eventually figured it out, I just had to get into the advanced settings of wicd, in the scroll down menu that I somehow didn't see before...

January 9th, 2009, 08:18 PM
how did you get to the advanced settings? i have all the same things come up for me in terminal but can't seem to change anything in wicd to make it work

January 18th, 2009, 08:42 PM
The Advanced settings are configured per wireless connection. Click on the drop down button next to the name of the network that you are trying to connect to and there you will find the advanced settings button.

Hope this helps.