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    WPA for Unbuntu


    From that I can tell unbuntu doesnt have native WPA support. Is there some way to add it. My work wireless is WPA and without being able to use it the entire distro is pretty much worthless to me Please use very small words if you apply, Im a VERY linux newbie.

    Thanks all!

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    Take a look at this http://thinkwiki.org/wiki/Wpa_supplicant

    or google for something like "wpa for linux"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollotamasi
    From that I can tell unbuntu doesnt have native WPA support. Is there some way to add it.
    The package "wpasupplicant" is installed by default on Ubuntu 6.06. Which version of Ubuntu are you using?

    Even if you have an older version of Ubuntu, a simple command like that in the terminal will install it :
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install wpasupplicant
    or you can install it through synaptic.

    The link provided by logan5 does explain how to configure wpasupplicant though.

    Another nice link to help you configure wireless :
    http://www.vollink.com/gary/deb_wifi.html
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