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Re: Why does Ubuntu have all the ideas?

Am Samstag 26 August 2006 21:34 schrieb Matthew R. Dempsky:
> 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.

WEP works with network manager but how did you manage WPA via wpa_supplicant 
with the GUI setup tools? It only offered WEP when I looked at it.
However, weplab was just packaged to show you how useless WEP is.

> > - /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.

AFAIK, no released version of network manager supports WPA.


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