Cannot Use /etc/network/interfaces & /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf to Setup Wireless Networking in Karmic

Asked by Bryan Moore on 2009-10-18

Since installing 9.10, I can't use /etc/network/interfaces & /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf to setup wireless. In addition, wicd will not see my router and NetworkManager drops my connection regularly.

/etc/network/interfaces:
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto eth0
iface eth0 inet dhcp

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
        wpa-driver wext
        wpa-conf /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf
        wireless-rate 54M

/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf:
ctrl_interface=/var/run/wpa_supplicant
ctrl_interface_group=users

network={
        ssid="Home"
        key_mgmt=WPA-PSK
        psk="password"
}
network={
        ssid="Work"
        key_mgmt=NONE
        wep_key0=key
}

This method worked PERFECTLY under Jaunty.

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2009-10-18
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2009-10-18
Bryan Moore (moore-bryan) said : #2

Sorry, actionparsnip, that post doesn't answer my question at all... I'm not looking for connecting to unsecured "roaming" networks; rather, I'm just trying to get wireless to WORK.

Ys that gives the lines you need to add to the interfaces file to get Wifi working with WPA encryption

Bryan Moore (moore-bryan) said : #4

Still, sorry, I must be missing something. The OP in that thread never says he got it working; in fact, his closing talks about how it isn't working yet. Also, I've already tried those setups to no avail.

Bryan Moore (moore-bryan) said : #5

I *may* have found a solution and fixed this issue; you can see the full conversation at http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1293159.