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November 23rd, 2009, 04:26 AM
Well I searched and tried different tutorials and no luck.
I may have enabled fwcutter and ndiswrapper.
Card is bcm4306 rev 03, in an old emachine laptop.
WICD will find all nearby routers.
I can login to mine, and get past the validation phase, but it hangs on
getting an IP.
This is farther than I could get with Jaunty, so I am hoping someone can
help. Dale in Seattle

November 23rd, 2009, 05:08 AM
Did you see this on the Wicd site?
If Wicd fails to connect after you install it, make sure that the only entry in your /etc/network/interfaces file is

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

You can change the contents of this file by pressing alt + f2, then typing

gksudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces

if you are using Gnome, or replace gedit with kate if you are using KDE. This will allow you to view and edit the /etc/network/interfaces.You can ignore lines that start with #. </quote>

I just now installed Wicd on an Acer Aspire One with the Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g and it worked very well after I managed to type in the correct passkey.

November 23rd, 2009, 05:29 AM
Read out is as you suggest. thanks. still no ip.