Enable WPA Wireless access point in Ubuntu
Procedure to enable WPA Wireless in Ubuntu
To update the source list run the following command
sudo apt-get install wpasupplicant
sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome network-manager
sudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces
Comment out everything other than “lo” entries in that file and save the file
Create a file called /etc/default/wpasupplicant, add entry ENABLED=0 and save the file
sudo touch /etc/default/wpasupplicant
Reboot your system or use the following command
sudo /etc/init.d/dbus restart
Once you login back in to your machine you need to left-click the network manager icon in Gnome and select your wireless network It should prompts for password, type, etc and It will ask you to choose a password for your new “keyring”.
After enterring all the details my wireless network was connected and working fine you can see in the follwoing screen
My wireless network also detected available wireless access point around my home you can see this in the following screen
If you want to connect an existing wireless point you can see the following popup box asking for details of wireless network
If you want to create a new wireless network you can see the following screen with the available options and after entering all the details you need to click on connect
Possible Error and Solution
If you see the following error
The NetworkManager applet could not find some required resources. It cannot continue.
sudo gtk-update-icon-cache -f /usr/share/icons/hicolor/
Man… this worked like a charm! Thanks bro!
Stuck the same as Fmpfmpf, and several others: all went well but then no wireless option in Network Manager and no wireless strength icon on the menubar. :/
Well, my notebook is a Toshiba Tecra A4. When I installed Hardy (8.04) couldn’t config neither wired interface (Marvell) nor wireless (IPW2200BG). With Intrepid Ibex (8.10) I got wired interface, but I still have problems to connect WPA wireless connection. My iw interface detects 4 access points, but gnome-network-manager didn’t give me a WPA option.
Oosh!! It worked when I configured it using Networkmanager, by DBUS & HAL.
Hello. I had my wireless working and all, but just the other day I accidentally deleted the panel that the network manager icon was on. The other network icons are not the same. now i don’t know how to connect to the Internet. Any help would be appreciated. thanks Branden
I tried it and nothing changed. Nothing happened. I still have full reception for my home network, but am unable to connect.
Can anyone help??
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! 🙂
Simply great !! works like a charme
Thank you for the tutorial. I’ve made some great headway with this when I couldn’t find any other information online!
I have a problem, though. After all the steps, I don’t see the WPA option unless I create a network in Network manager with the SSID of my wireless. If I follow the tutorial steps and try to connect with the router, I don’t see the WPA option. I can’t connect to the network and my password doesn’t save.
I am using a Toshiba with a Wi-Fi card that should be able to use WPA. I’m also running Ibex.
RedBob, could you explain what you did to get this to work? Any help would be awesome!
tenfishsticks, i am also having the same problem as you, its soo frustrating, i must of tried a dozen times… anyone help