I have a Thoshiba laptop at home, I was running “Dapper Drake” (Ubuntu Linux 6.06) But one of the important things about it was its inability to connect to WPA-encrypted Wifi access points.In my home i have a WPA Enabled Wireless router so i need to connect to my wireless network using WPA.I am giving the procedure that worked for me to enable wpa in my toshiba laptop.
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/