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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

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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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