wpa personal (psk) doesnot work with cisco 1240

Asked by Rune Klarskov Jensen

Hi all and thank you for Ubuntu :)

I have a Dell Latitude|110L with Ubuntu 7.10 Gutsy Gibbon.

The wireless connection with my fon access point at home, works fine with wpa personal.

It all so worked fine with wep at the job. But then they started using wpa personal psk at the job, and so I changed the setup in the network manager just like at home. But with no effect - Theres no connection at the job.

The network manager then tells me that they use a cisco 1240 and that 'maybe this has got something to do with the fact that my laptop does not get the wireless connection'.

The Microsoft users (my dual boot as well) gets trough. So there must be a fix to this problem.

Please let me know If you know something or if you have an idea.

Best regards


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Alan Pope 🍺🐧🐱 πŸ¦„ (popey) said :

Are you certain they are using WPA-PSK and not WPA2-Enterprise?

You can probably discover this using a tool such as kismet, or just ask the network admin.

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Rune Klarskov Jensen (rune-klarskov) said :

Hi Alan Pope
Thank you for your attention.
I asked the admin(I wrote network manager instead og network admin by mistake, in my first message) he said that it was WPA-PSK personal, not WPA2-Enterprise, and that stuff about cisco 1240
I just got that kismet - installed from apt-get install kismet.
Do you have any hints on how to use it?
Best regards

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Alan Pope 🍺🐧🐱 πŸ¦„ (popey) said :

Kismet needs a little configuration done in /etc/kismet/kismet.conf to specify the name and type of network card you have.

Googling for kismet.conf and the chipset of card will help there.

However kismet will just tell you about the access point. It wont let you in.

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