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Proper WPA support in Ubuntu (or any Linux distro)

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After an extended absence from Linux, I decided to dabble back in it again. I used Ubuntu 7.04 on my laptop (Core Duo 2.0 GHz, NVIDIA 7600). Most everything works great, except that I can rarely connect to my home network. The network manager that's packaged with Ubuntu doesn't seem to properly support WPA-PSK security. If I have it set in "roaming mode" it will only properly connect to my network about 25% of the time, but I can't set it on manual mode because the only encryption method shown is WEP.

Is there another Linux distribution that properly handles WPA out of the box, or is there some kind of update to the networking manager that can do this in Ubuntu? My wireless chipset is the Intel 3945.
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I had a problem with wpa2 and feisty with my linksys wireless card. I had to download the firmware and install it in order to get it working.

try googling ubuntu feisty wpa2
I found this link in the Ubuntu Community pages: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WPAHowTo .

The big problem is that most wireless adapters use proprietary drivers and seem to refuse to support Linux, for various reasons (excuses). The Ubuntu distros seem to be the best (especially Feisty - 7.04).
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