Hi guys, well, as the subject name goes, its really as much as I can say on that. If you set up wpa_supplicant or try gnome network manager you will probably crack it. wpa_cli still gave me "Could not connect to wpa_supplicant - re-trying" lsmod | grep b43 gave me no output. Thanks a lot, and apologies for the slow understanding. You tell you system that the connection is type wpa, and all goes forward from there automagically. My [email protected] and PTrenholme: Yeah, I think upgrading to Jaunty is my final option. Initially, the network name did show up on wicd, but i was still unable to get the IP on protected networks, despite me putting in the correct password and testing it on all 3 WEP choices. lshw -C network gave me this: description: Wireless interface product: BCM4312 802.11b/g vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: [email protected] logical name: wlan0 version: 01 serial: :2d:1d:d2 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ndiswrapper bcmwl5 driverversion=1.55 Broadcom,09/20/2007, 4.170. lshw -C network gave me this: description: Wireless interface product: BCM4312 802.11b/g vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: [email protected] logical name: wlan0 version: 01 serial: :2d:1d:d2 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless configuration: broadcast=yes driver=Well, I think that the parti I highlighted in red, above, is telling you that you've got ndswarpper installed and running, using the Broadcom driver from the bcmwl5 file. Other useful commands are: iwconfig wlan0 - allows you to see how much of your settings the device has picked up. If it gives a mac address you are associated to, run dhcpcd or dhclient. I was putting it off, because I actually wanted the long-term support and upgrades. My info: slackware 12.2 kernel 188.8.131.52-SMP wicd-1.5.9 (wext driver) wpa_supplicant wpa-psk ccmp mac filtering enabled wlan0: broadcom bcm4306 ndiswrapper installed using "bcmw15 driver"(windows driver)I'm having some issues connecting to my wireless connection with wicd.The problem is it gets stuck at "Validating Authentication"I have manually created a seperate template file and I've added it to the active list.Welcome to Linux Questions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. (There are several different ones in the repositories, and you may have missed one in the blacklist.) But I'd recommend you toss the ndiswrapper work-around, and go with the b43 driver Ubuntu will have automatically installed. I think I get what you are driving at, but I'm not too sure that I have much of a choice.
I switched off all wireless security mechanisms and run the wlan unsecured.
Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. @PTrenholme: well, it wasn't really my choice, actually. Note that the b43 driver does use the Broadcom microcode (which is why you need to run the b43fwcutter program to extract the code from a object file supplied by Broadcom).
This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. Actually I'm using the HP Mininote 2133, and I followed the instructions from the Ubuntu Wiki. and Fixes (Part 8: Wireless Driver) Unless I have been reading it wrong from the very start, then thats a whole new ball game. Gnome Network manager is probably what you should use, or set up the init scripts like I have done in Slackware.
The network is WEP ad-hoc with a plain-text passphrase.
The laptop is a 1005HA eee pc with a Atheros AR9285 Wi Fi card.