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    KERPAP

    Take you wifi card out of monitor mode then reconnect

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    Default Re: Wicd fails to get IP from wifi router - Unable to connect to Wifi

    There does seem to be a genuine problem with wicd and WEP, with postings on various forums. This bug post is similar to my issue: https://bugs.launchpad.net/wicd/+bug/513873. These workarounds are all viable for me (BT5R1 gnome HD install):

    1. Use static IP.
    2. Use network-manager. (Can be installed at same time as wicd, so you can continue to use wicd for Open and WPA).
    3. Connect manually

    Code:
    ifconfig wlanx down
    iwconfig wlanx essid  ''xxxx'' key xxxxxxxx channel x
    ifconfig wlanx up
    dhclient wlanx

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    Default Re: Wicd fails to get IP from wifi router - Unable to connect to Wifi

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezio View Post
    From terminal:
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    dpkg-reconfigure wicd
    update-rc.d wicd defaults
    reboot
    Code:
    apt-get upgrade
    I didn't try these steps yet. But, if this is the solution, it would not work with a live cd, right? I mean because you'd need to restart and you'd leave all your changes. So, I'd need to install BT on a hard disk or to wait a release with a newer version of wicd...

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    Default Re: Wicd fails to get IP from wifi router - Unable to connect to Wifi

    Hello All,

    Couldn't it be a Mac Address filterring in the WIFI moden? I mean, we can connect, it validates our password but we cannot get a IP address due to Mac Address filtering....

    How does it sound to you??

    Regards

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    Default Re: Wicd fails to get IP from wifi router - Unable to connect to Wifi

    Probably a bit late, but I posted a thread earlier about this problem. I have WEP encyption on my home network, and it won't obtain IP. When setting a static IP it connected, but I had no internet connection, I couldn't load websites.
    And one guy told me, that this was a bug with BT5R2, and to fix that I had to downgrade to R1. I haven't tried downgrading, since I am not that often in BT, and I don't think it as a huge problem.

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    Default Re: Wicd fails to get IP from wifi router - Unable to connect to Wifi

    heyyy... for me the changing WEP Passrhraze to WEP Key worked like a charm. Thanks so much!!!

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    Default Re: Wicd fails to get IP from wifi router - Unable to connect to Wifi

    Quote Originally Posted by VulpiArgenti View Post
    There does seem to be a genuine problem with wicd and WEP, with postings on various forums. This bug post is similar to my issue: https://bugs.launchpad.net/wicd/+bug/513873. These workarounds are all viable for me (BT5R1 gnome HD install):

    1. Use static IP.
    2. Use network-manager. (Can be installed at same time as wicd, so you can continue to use wicd for Open and WPA).
    3. Connect manually

    Code:
    ifconfig wlanx down
    iwconfig wlanx essid  ''xxxx'' key xxxxxxxx channel x
    ifconfig wlanx up
    dhclient wlanx

    The whole line iwconfig wlanx essid ''xxxx'' key xxxxxxxx channel x never worked for me, never was able to connect. I had to do ti one by one:
    iwconfig wlanx mode managed
    iwconfig wlanx essid xxxxxx
    iwconfig wlanx channel x
    iwconfig wlanx key xxxxxxxxx or use key -s xxxxxx (if ascii key)
    ifconfig wlanx up

    Then dhclient wlanx, as you stated.

    If you install Network-Manager, the Wicd will be removed automatically and viceversa. As far as I know and read, they cannot work together. Unless you use update-alternatives, but never try it with these 2. I use it with java and open-jdk, etc and you can use either one, but not at the same time.

    Luck.

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    Default Re: Wicd fails to get IP from wifi router - Unable to connect to Wifi

    i had the same problem about a week ago.
    open wicd. select your connection and click on "properties"
    enable the "use static ip and use static domain" function.
    set your ip to 192.168.1.1
    your netmask to: 255.255.255.0
    your gateway to : 192.163.1.1
    your dns domain to: 192.163.1.1
    your search domain to: 192.163.1.1
    and try again.
    good luck

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    Default Re: Wicd fails to get IP from wifi router - Unable to connect to Wifi

    I am having this issue too.

    Nothing has worked so far.

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    Default Re: Wicd fails to get IP from wifi router - Unable to connect to Wifi

    Did you try all lowercase letters? let me know if that works

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