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Re: Wicd sees router but won't connect -solved

On 23 Jun 2011, Philipp Überbacher wrote:
> Hi Anthony,
> I had similar problems in the past. Seemingly working wireless but not
> really. In my case it boiled down to drivers that didn't really work,
> but this was a broadcom chip. I guess the semi-open drivers still don't
> work for BCM4312 LP-PHY, although they should since a couple of kernel
> versions.
> Anyway, wicd didn't help when troubleshooting and on IRC I met a guy who
> said he was the maintainer and using networkmanager himself..
> My suggestion is to, somehow, make sure the driver works for your chip
> and then configure everything manually, using wpa_supplicant directly if
> necessary (not THAT hard). If you can't get it to work that way it won't
> work any other way.
> Once it works you can use whatever suits best. Personally I don't use
> wicd anymore but a (possibly Arch Linux specific) script called netcfg
> which is simple and sufficient for most use cases.
> Regards,
> Philipp
Thanks, Philipp - you were right and gave me the clue. There are two
modules available, ath5k and ath9k. I was using ath5k because that is
what the docs talk about, but when I changed to ath9k the connection
came up correctly. Excellent!


Anthony Campbell - ac@acampbell.org.uk 
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