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Hey guys, My problem in short is that I have Mepis Linux version 3.4-3 on my Fujitsu Siemens laptop with a Intel ProWireless card.... I have a wireless unsecured network ...
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    Mepis Wireless Networking problem..


    Hey guys,

    My problem in short is that I have Mepis Linux version 3.4-3 on my Fujitsu Siemens laptop with a Intel ProWireless card....

    I have a wireless unsecured network at home and I connect to it just fine... So this tells me that Mepis recognizes my card and that everything is OK...

    However in my Uni there is a wireless WPA secured network that I want to connect to... I set up everything on OS center and control center properly... and then I open KWiFi Manager and scan for networks and indeed it finds it... then I select its name and click ok ... then status says:

    Searching for GUCWLAN
    ip: 00:00:00:00:00:00

    And it doesn't although I have entered the key and everything...

    There is no problem on the network... and somebody suggested that the key in Hexadecimal ... and when I enter the key in the configure there is no Hexadecimal option...

    This is all the info that I have about the problem...

    So anybody plz help me...

    Thank you

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    Quote Originally Posted by abdo88
    I have Mepis Linux version 3.4-3 on my Fujitsu Siemens laptop with a Intel ProWireless card....
    Which laptop model? Which card model?

    Quote Originally Posted by abdo88
    However in my Uni there is a wireless WPA secured network that I want to connect to... I set up everything on OS center and control center properly... and then I open KWiFi Manager and scan for networks and indeed it finds it... then I select its name and click ok ... then status says:
    Do you have "wpasupplicant" installed?

    Quote Originally Posted by abdo88
    There is no problem on the network... and somebody suggested that the key in Hexadecimal ... and when I enter the key in the configure there is no Hexadecimal option...
    Hexadecimal key are for WEP encrypted network.

    See this :
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEEE_802.11#Security
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wired_Equivalent_Privacy
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wi-Fi_Protected_Access

    And please don't double post :
    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/mep...g-problem.html
    "To express yourself in freedom, you must die to everything of yesterday. From the 'old', you derive security; from the 'new', you gain the flow."

    -Bruce Lee

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    Hi, first of all I'm sorry I double posted but I needed a very quick solution...

    I found that wpasupplicant is not installed and I did install it so I'll try to connect again ... and if it doesn't work I'll specify the other details...

    Thank you

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