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On 12/19/2008 02:25 AM, Richard Chonak wrote:
> I've been installing kubuntu on a laptop this week, and found=20
> KNetworkManager not helpful for my wireless setup. It could enable and =

> disable the wired network connection successfully, but could not=20
> successfully configure and start a WPA-PSK connection.
> I replaced it with the utility "wicd", which has worked very well.=20
> wicd has two components: a server that is launched by an /etc/init.d/=20
> script, and a client that need only be run when you want to change the =

> configuration.  Information is at .  Nicely enough, th=
>   prebuilt ubuntu package for this utility automatically uninstalls=20
> KNetworkManager.
I have Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex installed on my laptop. It=20
automatically detects the network and the encryption protocol. I have=20
WEP 128 at home, WPA-PSK at work. During the BLU meeting I was connected =

to both the MIT and the JABR network. When I arrived at work yesterday=20
morning the laptop came up on the WPA-PSK. The past couple of releases=20
have been very stable. I had problems with WPA-PSK with earlier releases =

where I had to set up a manual connection.

Jerry Feldman <gaf-mNDKBlG2WHs at>
Boston Linux and Unix
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