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Network Manager and WPA

Postby Mr_Byte » Tue Mar 11, 2008 15:02

I've searched and could not find a post on this particular topic; if there is one, please point me to it.

I'm using 3.4, 64 bit on my Acer Aspire 5100. I am using an external (pcmcia) atheros card for WiFi, as the internal one is not supported (yet) by madwifi. I am using the stock network manager in Sabayon, and use Knetworkmanager to scan/connect. My WPA password is saved so I don't have to re-enter it.

I can connect fine with wifi, but only as long as it's open. When I am at home (I'm a truck driver) I have trouble connecting to my WPA enabled wifi.

My router is a Linksys, running HyperWRT+Thibor firmware. In Windows, there is no problem.

In Ubuntu, there is no problem.

In Sabayon, I have to connect 3 or 4 times. The first time I click on the Knetworkmanager icon in the bar, and go to my network, nothing happens.
the 2nd time, it'll go to 28% and die.
the third time, it'll connect, then immediately drop.
the 4th time, it'll connect and stay connected.

Any ideas at all would be helpful.

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Re: Network Manager and WPA

Postby xlnagla » Wed Mar 12, 2008 0:29

My personal advice - wait 2 days. The (delayed) release of 3.5loop2 should occur then, and hopefully it'll fix whatever caused your problem. Otherwise, you're going to want to contact WarraWarra - tends to be an expert in these things.

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Re: Network Manager and WPA

Postby rand.a » Thu Mar 13, 2008 9:33

TBH, NetworkManager sucks. You'd be better off learning how to configure networking manually. Try the gentoo handbook and gentoo wiki.
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Re: Network Manager and WPA

Postby Mr_Byte » Fri Mar 14, 2008 12:58

Actually, I ditched NetworkManager in favor of wpa_supplicant.

my problem now...unless I purge wireless-tools (iwconfig, et. al.), even though I have followed the directions for wpa-supplicant, and it's supposed to be the preferred whatever, net.ath0 start still attempts to use iwconfig, and gives me a "no passkey set" error, but with it gone, no problems.

I heard there was a problem with loop 1 and ati cards, or maybe more like, a problem with newest Xorg and ati drivers, if this is the case, then I'm sorta stuck.
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