[ProgSoc] Network Connect Ubuntu

Denis Pleimling 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!

-----Original Message-----
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  
>> effort.
> 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  
the moment).

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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