merlwiz79 wrote:It could be that the wrong device is selected.
It might be wlan0 but WICD has eth1 set as the wifi connection.
Double check the preferences.
The problem is that as far as wicd is concerned, no wireless adapter exists. All it shows me is one available connection, it is the wired Ethernet connection. Also, the blue light on my Linksys adapter does not light, which from my experience with Mint 7 and Mint 8 and getting the adapter to work, means either the driver has not loaded or is blacklisted, or some similar problem.
However, I know the adapter is working ok** in Xfce Edition as when I uninstall and reinstall network-manager the adapter is recognized straight away, the blue light comes on and network-manager is able to connect to it.
I will double-check the preferences and also search through the wicd bugs list on launchpad
** although I can establish a connection using my Linksys adpater using network-manager in Xfce, I get the same frequenct drop-out problem I experienced in Mint 7, Mint 8 and Ubuntu Karmic when usign network-manager, that is why it is critical that I get wicd working.
thanks for your help.