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    Re: Dell Mini 9 Ubuntu 8.04 - DWL-G122 Rev A1

    Quote Originally Posted by james_xxx View Post
    Hmmm, I would still recommend updating/upgrading and then allowing the restricted drivers manager to install the most current firmware from Dell's repositories.

    As far as I had been aware, WPA wireless should be working fine in the default Hardy install, but WPA is an issue if you upgrade to (the non-Dell) Ubuntu Intrepid.

    The first thing I did when I got my Mini 9, was wipe the drive, and install Intrepid. To get the wireless adapter to work with WPA/WPA2, I finally had to resort to using ndiswrapper. I wish I hadn't had to go that route, but all is working well at the moment.
    Just got my Dell and so far I love it. I would normally agree with mini.nine and install Intrepid but I like Dell's interface and I am giving this as a gift to a non-linux user so I want it to be easy and work for her.

    My wireless worked out of the box also (gotta watch those mac addresses) but for those that want to upgrade to the newer version of Network Manager without having to install Intrepid you can install the latest NM from the maintainers repository. The main advantage is for mobile broadband. NM 0.7 svn has much better support for mobile broadband.

    To install simply follow this How to:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...8&postcount=82
    Don't worry about adding a non-Dell repository it works fine.

    If you get an error that the "applet cannot start since some resources are not available" enter the following command from a terminal:
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    sudo update-icon-caches

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    Re: Dell Mini 9 Ubuntu 8.04 - DWL-G122 Rev A1

    So, does nm 0.7 in Intrepid support WPA then? Can users install vanilla 8.10 anf have easy access to WPA APs now? If so, that would be great. I'm getting my mini 9 in the next few days.

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    Re: Dell Mini 9 Ubuntu 8.04 - DWL-G122 Rev A1

    Quote Originally Posted by anjilslaire View Post
    So, does nm 0.7 in Intrepid support WPA then? Can users install vanilla 8.10 anf have easy access to WPA APs now? If so, that would be great. I'm getting my mini 9 in the next few days.
    I installed Intrepid Ibex on a Mini 9 using a LiveUSB key. I had no problem with it. It even found my wireless connection and I was shortly downloading gobs of updates

    I am running a larger system than the "stock" ubuntu machine, though, as I upgraded the memory, SSD and added the webcam. I've been having heads turning ever since I got it, anyplace I take it, partly because it acts like a full-sized computer. To see some of my experiences, see http://tycheent.wordpress.com/2008/10/14/mini-mine/ and its followup, http://tycheent.wordpress.com/2008/1...-on-mini-mine/

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    Re: Dell Mini 9 Ubuntu 8.04 - DWL-G122 Rev A1

    Quote Originally Posted by anjilslaire View Post
    So, does nm 0.7 in Intrepid support WPA then? Can users install vanilla 8.10 anf have easy access to WPA APs now? If so, that would be great. I'm getting my mini 9 in the next few days.
    Yes, nm 0.7 has much better support for wpa. As tyche states a vanilla intrepid should work fine for you. I have installed Intrpeid on eeepc's and Acer Aspire Ones and it has worked great. They alo have an Intrepid version specifically optimized for umpc (netbooks). It is very hard to find (I think) on the Ubuntu web site but the download and instructions for installing are here:
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MobileTeam/M...topIntoNetbook

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    Re: Dell Mini 9 Ubuntu 8.04 - DWL-G122 Rev A1

    Quote Originally Posted by cozmicharlie View Post
    Yes, nm 0.7 has much better support for wpa. As tyche states a vanilla intrepid should work fine for you. I have installed Intrpeid on eeepc's and Acer Aspire Ones and it has worked great. They alo have an Intrepid version specifically optimized for umpc (netbooks). It is very hard to find (I think) on the Ubuntu web site but the download and instructions for installing are here:
    https://wiki.ubuntu.com/MobileTeam/M...topIntoNetbook
    I'll add this to cozmicharlie's post: There is a way to get the Ubuntu Intrepid Ibex Remix. I've played with it a little (a very little) and it works fine. But I'm so used to the standard screen that I may drop it out again. You can get instructions for installing it at http://www.ubuntumini.com/2008/10/in...ook-remix.html

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    Re: Dell Mini 9 Ubuntu 8.04 - DWL-G122 Rev A1

    OK, guys.

    My mini 9 arrived finally and I've installed Intrepid, with all updates, and the proprietary Restricted drivers for the broadcom wireless. I've also got nm v0.7 as well.

    No WPA. I can see it, but nothing connects. Unsecured works fine. Can you give details on what I may be missing? I've confirmed the SSID, key, etc. Nothing.

    Help?

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    Re: Dell Mini 9 Ubuntu 8.04 - DWL-G122 Rev A1

    What do you mean "I can see it"?

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    meaning, the mini can find the AP and tries to connect, but the WPA key is never accepted and connection fails. I've tried disabling WPA, connecting is prompt and network access is strong. Enable WPA again and no-go. Keeps prompting for a key. I've even tried setting the WPA key to something simple like 12345678, to rule out fat-fingering the key, but it fails every time. I see there are several bugs logged and various suggestions as to a solution, but they're not working for me.

    Unless I get this worked out, I guess not broadcasting the SSID and using MAC Filtering will have to be sufficient, but WPA would be nice.

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    Re: Dell Mini 9 Ubuntu 8.04 - DWL-G122 Rev A1

    Quote Originally Posted by anjilslaire View Post
    meaning, the mini can find the AP and tries to connect, but the WPA key is never accepted and connection fails. I've tried disabling WPA, connecting is prompt and network access is strong. Enable WPA again and no-go. Keeps prompting for a key. I've even tried setting the WPA key to something simple like 12345678, to rule out fat-fingering the key, but it fails every time. I see there are several bugs logged and various suggestions as to a solution, but they're not working for me.

    Unless I get this worked out, I guess not broadcasting the SSID and using MAC Filtering will have to be sufficient, but WPA would be nice.
    Don't take this wrong but sometimes it is something minor so start with simple things and rule them out. WPA should work for you so something is not right. Double check the following:
    1. Is wpa supplicant installed (check via synaptic)?
    2. Do you have mac address security either turned off (in the router) or set to allow the mac address for the computer (I once had my mac address set to "prevent" rather than "permit").
    3. Is your wireless security set to "wpa & wpa personal" (right click on the nm applet in the panel and go to edit connections>wireless>wireless security).
    4. Don't know if this matters but my encryption is set as "AES".
    5. Did you cut and paste the password from the router interface or are you typing it? I find some of the letters hard to read and on mine, I am not always sure what they are. It works better if I cut and paste the password from the router interface to the wireless set up in Network Manager.


    Hopefully it is just something minor and you will figure it out. Worse comes to worse - WEP, don't broadcast your ssid and mac address filtering aren't as good as wpa but they still give you some protection at least.

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    Re: Dell Mini 9 Ubuntu 8.04 - DWL-G122 Rev A1

    No go.

    1. yup, wpasupplicant 0.6.4-2, network-manager 0.7-0ubuntu1~nm1~intrepid1
    2. MAC fIltering is correct, I have it enabled with WPA off & connection is fine
    3. wpa personal, yes
    4. tried tkip and AES, no difference
    5. Confirmed the password is correct.

    Whats maddening is I have an Inspiron 1429 with Kubuntu 8.04 that can connect to my AP flawlessly with WPA on.

    BTW, my wireless driver is the latest Broadcom STA wireless driver offered by the Hardware Drivers applet, and my kernel is 2.6.27-9-generic, running on vanilla Ubuntu 8.10 i386

    UPDATE:
    Dunno why, but switching my router to WPA2 Personal, AES has fixed it. Same Key, Mac filtering etc. Doesn't make any sense, but hey..
    Thanks for making me run through all the common stuff again with a clear head. And, teh configuration is staying through a full reboot as well. Mark this another Mini WPA solved
    Last edited by anjilslaire; December 31st, 2008 at 05:13 PM. Reason: automagically resolved

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