Re: Why does Ubuntu have all the ideas?
On Sat, Aug 26, 2006 at 04:02:04PM +0200, Hendrik Sattler wrote:
> Additionally, Ubuntu is not more usable for wireless networks than Debian: the
> network configuration only support the useless WEP, no WPA.
I recently bought a System76 laptop with Ubuntu 6.06 pre-installed,
and Network Manager connects to my university's wireless network
without problem. They only use IEEE 802.1x + Dynamic WEP, but
wpa_supplicant supports TKIP and CCMP too.
> - /etc/network/interfaces listed non-existant devices and because of WPA, a
> manual setup of this file is needed
Not in my experience. I've handled all network details through
Network Manager on this laptop.
> - something useful like ifplugd was not installed and the user was puzzled by
> the fact that plugging in the network cable did not result in network access
I just plugged an Ethernet cable in, and Network Manager detected it
and switched to it immediately. I just removed it, and it switched
back to the wireless network.