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Don DeGregori
June 24th, 2008, 03:21 PM
Used this procedure yesterday and got wifi to work , but not WPA
Computer is laptop Fujitsu P5010D, bcm4306 rev 02. So used step 2f and Hardy Fix.

Now I see procedure on this page, which may be different, and probably newer. Should I try it? Or is there a way to get WPA to work with the procedure I tried first.


June 24th, 2008, 03:24 PM
Have you had a look at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=202834&highlight=setting+wpa yet?

Don DeGregori
June 24th, 2008, 04:17 PM
what is difference from WPA1 and WPA? I have NETGEAR router with WPA-PSK TKIP

June 24th, 2008, 04:36 PM
Check if you have the package "Wpasupplicant" installed. Run
sudo apt-ger install wpasupplicant and try reinstalling it if you have it already. WPA1 and WPA are the same thing, they are the Encryption Protocol for your wireless network. Now the one that is different is WPA2 which is suppose to be even more secure that WPA (WPA1). According to what you showed us, you should use WPA(WPA1) to connect. Hope this helps!

Don DeGregori
June 24th, 2008, 06:29 PM
I did this first

donde@donde-laptop:~$ sudo find / -name wpasupplicant
find: /home/donde/.gvfs: Permission denied

So I guess WPA supplicant is there, but doesn't work, No encryption works fine. This Fujitsu P5010D has been a tough internal wireless nut to crack. No problem if I stick a USB TRENDnet access point in. WPA is fine. Just this darn BCM4306. At least I got this far.Don't want to try this and that now, unless it really shows why WPA is not being picked up.

I suppose I could start all over again (fresh 8.04) and try the procedure shown at top of this topic, but really there must be a better way. I could live without internal WPA, for in an outside envirnoment WPA is not necessary. Right now, it's just a challenge to get it to work. Any more ideas?

Don DeGregori
June 24th, 2008, 06:30 PM
Sorry for double post

June 25th, 2008, 12:23 PM