[ProgSoc] Network Connect Ubuntu
denis.pleimling at student.uts.edu.au
Wed Apr 7 16:29:56 EST 2010
Thanks for the quick replies guys.
The WPA connection works for me without any trouble, but I can't access the WPA network from home.
I already have installed the Java Runtime Environment. Would you mind checking what browser plugin you used?
I kinda feel like my system might block Network_Connect from working properly. The window never opened. But I have no real clue...
I probably won't be able to make it to the meeting tomorrow evening, but I'll try to. What time is it? What's the location?
Anyhow, thanks again, I really appreciate the help!
From: Andrew Harkness <night.dweller.wolf at gmail.com>
Date: Wed, 07 Apr 2010 15:55:57
To: Chris Deigan<ctd at progsoc.uts.edu.au>
Cc: denis.pleimling at student.uts.edu.au<Denis.Pleimling at student.uts.edu.au>; ProgSoc<progsoc at progsoc.org>
Subject: Re: [ProgSoc] Network Connect Ubuntu
On 07/04/2010, at 1:56 PM, Chris Deigan <ctd at progsoc.uts.edu.au> wrote:
> On 07/04/2010, at 1:18 PM, Denis Pleimling wrote:
>> It actually should work, but as a matter of fact it doesn't. I have
>> no idea what else to try. I am relatively new to Linux; I am
>> therefore wondering if anyone more experienced might be able to
>> help me out on this issue.
>> I will of course throw in a pizza or some beers to recompense the
> I'd suggest bypassing UTS-WIRELESS entirely and just configure UTS-
> WPA. Credentials are the same.
> - Chris
I managed to get UTS-WIRELESS happening, though I can't say for sure
if it took any particular trickiness. The packages I recall needing
were the Java Runtime Environment (sun-java6-jre, from memory) and the
browser plugin package (the exact name of which escapes me right at
That said, I find UTS-WPA to be more convenient as it doesn't require
you to start the session with Network Connect before you can use the
network. However, I had trouble getting the GNOME Network Manager to
play nicely with UTS-WPA, and ended up resorting to using Wicd for
network management. Also, to use UTS-WPA on a laptop, you'll need the
appropriate certificates, which are available from a relatively
obscure spot in the ITD online help system. I might drop by tomorrow
evening (to renew my membership, whoops), so if you'll be there I - or
any of a number of other members - should be able to lend a hand.
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