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I'm using Fedora 18 with the LXDE desktop.

I seem to be unable to connect to any WLAN network. The network manager applets seem to accept only WEP but no WPA encryption.

Am I missing something, or is WLAN networks on Fedora 18 broken right now?

Wired network is working OK, WLAN used to work OK with Linux Mint on the same laptop.

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Does your wireless card support WPA? – jasonwryan Jan 18 '13 at 20:16
@jasonwryan As I said in my post, yes it does. It worked quite well with Linux Mint – polemon Jan 19 '13 at 2:40
well that means that there is not problem with the hardware... so i think you should reinstall the OS if that is okay with you.. – IcyFlame Jun 23 '13 at 7:31
@IcyFlame It works by now. It was indeed a broken or partially broken driver. After a couple of time and a couple of updates, it automagically started working. – polemon Jun 24 '13 at 1:10
-All Your devices must be set if the network uses the standard WEP security standard WEP at all using WPA use WPA at all and so it goes, now why the device does not support the WAP standard, take a one searched peek see the model just right device and check. – Paulo Maia Jun 21 '15 at 6:21

I cannot explain why you are not able to use the GUI network manager to connect, but I have had this issue before on a few systems (Debian/Ubuntu). The following guide helped me, and there is a Fedora / RHEL solution as well.


You could then package that into a bash script to make logging on easier.

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This is quite dated (2007), things might have changed a bit... – vonbrand Jan 21 '13 at 4:58

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