I have just installed FC12 on my machine - and gone Windows free for the first time ever. Now I do use various flavours of Linux on a daily basis but not from an installation/sys admin point of view so my questions here may seem a little basic but pleas eindulge me if you will!
Now, my network connection works perfectly well under the following scenarios.
I have a weird problem that I can't find the answer for in the forums or docs. I can see the wireless network in Network Manager, but it is grayed-out and inaccessible. Other wireless networks are white and I can click on them and connect to them (or could if I knew the password).
My work computer, an IBM ThinkPad T43 running Win 7, connects. My personal computer, a Dell Latitude C640 running Ubuntu 10.04, sees the network as grayed-out and therefore I have no option to connect to it.
I have tried the following:Checked for hardware drivers - the system says "No proprietary drivers are in use on this system" Verified that the network security settings are the same on both my work and personal computers: WPA2-Personal Why can I see the network but it is disabled/grayed-out?
I'm not sure if this is a problem with Ubuntu or with my router(s).
When I first installed Ubuntu about 6 months ago, I was able to connect to my wireless network without any problems. Becaue it's a laptop, I turn it off when I'm not using it.
But, starting about a month ago, if I don't use my Ubuntu computer for a few days at a time, it won't "see" my broadcast SSID when I turn it on. The SSID for my network just doesn't show up on the list of SSIDs that it detects in the area (but it still detects other people's SSIDs).
If I connect Ubuntu to my wireless network every day, it will automatically connect to my network without a problem, but if I don't use my computer for a few days, then it stops being able to "see" my SSID.
In order to connect, I have to connect to my router from my hardwired Win 7 desktop PC via 192.168.1.1 and re-save the wireless settings without changing them (the router is set to broadcast my SSID). Then my Linux machine is able to see my SSID again and connect wirelessly.
The problem is obviously with the router, right? So I bought a new router, and have the exact same problem!So now I'm not sure any more if the problem is with Linux or with both routers.
Installed 11.2 last night with KDE4. Using "Connect to other network" I could see all the private networks around, including my own.
Mine has an hidden SSID and WPA2-PSK security. Regardless of what I tried I couldn't connect. Both BSSID and password are correct (but there was no other choice than "WPA/WPA2 personal" under security).
So I go to work today and connect to an unsecure network with a visible SSID (and a lower signal quality) without any problems.
I have a supported BCM4318 "EDUP" wireless card. I am very, very new to opensuse, 2 days old to be exact. However I can read, so I followed the instructions listed in the "Getting Your Wireless to Work" with no avail. It is really weird. I am using the network manager. When I right click on the tiny blue wireless bar down below I see both my network and my neighbors. I click on mine and it asks for my WEP key, I enter it and when I mouse over the icon it sayS that it is obtaining network address. If I click on it at this point it says activating. Then it says waiting for authorization. I have used the fwcutter to download the latest firmware. I have even used ndiswrapper to install from the Edup driver cd. No good! The other thing is, that I am running Ubuntu 9 on the same machine on the same network with the same card and it works.
I have been running FC8 on this IBM T23 with a D-Link wireless adapter. Using MadWifi this has worked fine with Network Manager disabled. But now I have nuked that installation and replaced it with FC10. Network Manager is nice, and I would like to use it. And it kind-of works. Network Manager recognizes my router and all my neighbor's routers, but I can't connect.
I am having a little trouble connecting to my wireless network. Running Fedora 10 32 bit.I'm trying to connect to a hidden wireless network. I updated the firmware for my driver but apparantly the driver is still not working. Broadcom has a driver from their website for Linux 32 bit systems. Should I attempt to install it? I read a post where the driver is built into the system kernel. If so I would need to blacklist the one of the drivers. Correct?
[justin@justin ~]$ iwlist scan lo Interface doesn't support scanning. eth0 Interface doesn't support scanning. wmaster0 Interface doesn't support scanning. code....
I just installed OpenSuSE 11.3 on an old IBM T20 I had kicking around and I'm using a Proxim Wireless PCMCIA Card (Atheros AR5001X). Since this laptop does not have a DVD drive I installed the system using the Netboot CD and have the SuSE 11.3 ISO on an NFS/SAMBA file server. The issues appeared after the first reboot, the adapter no longer worked. I resorted to using the wired interface to finish the install.
Once the system was up followed the trouble shooting steps outlined in various places and found the ESSID is not being picked up by the ifup scripts. Not sure if it matters but I have ESSID broadcasts turned off on all my WAPs.
The ESSID is in ifcfg-wlan0. To get wireless working I have to manually issue iwconfig wlan0 essid "xxxx"..
I have three routers (linksys wrt54gl, ddwrt). I'm trying to use wds bridging, got two of them linked, but not the third. All three routers have the same SSID. I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 netbook remix.
My problem is I need to choose which of these my laptop connects to. Right now it connects to the one router which isn't playing nice with wds. I need it to connect to one of my other routers. I see the other signals using nm-tool, but they don't show in nm-applet. I created a connection in NetworkManager specifying the SSID + mac address of the correct router, but the tray applet doesn't show any options for connecting to manually configured networks, and I can't find any other useful app. I suppose I could rtfm for iwconfig et al, but Ubuntu ought to have an easier way.
I picked up a cheap PC the other day for �20 and it came with a Belkin N Wireless USB adapter. I know the adapter works because Windows XP was originally installed and I could connect with no problems. I wasn't able to connect when I installed Kubuntu so I thought I'd see if I could have any more luck with Fedora....so far, not so good! I realise that this is a fairly common problem, especially for this USB adapter, but I've tried dozens of threads here and elsewhere and still can't get Fedora online.I can see the wireless networks in the list, but if I try and connect then I just repeatedly get asked to enter the authentication details, which I know I'm providing correctly.
I have upgraded to Fedora 15 but cannot get wireless up and running. When i switch on wireless and choose the connection it tries for 15 seconds before prompting me for the password and continues like this. When i check the device in my network config it shows as being inactive. Ralink device 3060
I installed the b43 drivers to enable the monitor mode for using kismet. but after installing, it shows "Device not Ready".
The dmesg | grep b43 output shows: [ 86.449430] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43/ucode15.fw [ 146.449335] b43 ssb0:0: firmware: requesting b43-open/ucode15.fw [ 206.448146] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43/ucode15.fw" not found [ 206.448153] b43-phy0 ERROR: Firmware file "b43-open/ucode15.fw" not found [ 206.448158] b43-phy0 ERROR: You must go to [URL] and download the correct firmware for this driver version. Please carefully read all instructions on this website. How to re-enable my wireless connection.
I've installed ubuntu 10.04 on a hp mini 110. I've used netbook remix on this same computer and had no problems with a wireless connection. In this case, network manager shows wireless disabled. I have installed the Broadcom B43 Wireless drive from Adminstration->Hardware drivers. No help! ifconfig does not show eth1 and lspci tells me that the Broadcom BCM4312 Network controller is present.
I am fairly familiar with Linux but had never ventured into Wlan settings / options / too much. I have compatible card (aetheros) and when running - iwlist wlan0 scanning - I get plenty networks showing up - meaning the card works. When I installed distro which is last night (before I ran update), I had that little bars menu at the top of the screen that showed available networks once clicked upon. Since I like to modify and make my settings better - I removed that little AT&T like bar, and now rebooted after update to find that I can not see available networks unless I use iwliset wlan0 scanning.... .#$*&)@&#(&%# - need I say more.
Two questions - how do you connect to the wireless network via command line? What is that vertical bars GUI tool called so I can find it and run it again? Is there (for the love of god) alternative to system-config-network GUI managment tool for wlan?
running Fedora 15 on a Dell Inspiron 1521. When I first installed Fedora on this laptop, I was unable to connect to a wireless network because I did not have the firmware installed, so being a good little enthusiastic new user of Fedora, I set out on a quest to locate the proper firmware. I had success on that front, however, in the process of installing it, the option to connect to any wireless network disappeared. It isn't that there is no wireless network in range, rather, the entire wireless option itself has vanished.
I have an intel 3945ABG wireless card. I installed "firmware-iwlwifi" with apt-get but I cannot enter in my network's SSID and wep. On Gnome, I click system, preferences, and networking, and I get that nice network menu, but it doesn't do anything!
It detects my wireless and wired card. I click on wireless, enter in my ssid, click WEP (hexadecimal), enter in my code. I choose auto DHCP. Then in the terminal I type iwconfig. It shows "wlan0" but the SSID field is blank. The wired works but I can't get wireless.
I installed the 64-bit version of Fedora 12 on my MacBookPro5,1, and I am unable to establish a connection to my wireless network, which I can connect to fine with I boot the computer into Mac OS X. Here is my operating system information:
$ uname -a Linux tosh 18.104.22.168-174.2.3.fc12.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Jan 18 19:52:07 UTC 2010 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Here is information about the PCI devices available on the system:
I have just installed Fedora 13 on my Lenovo Ideapad S12 (company laptop, evaluating Fedora for companywide use on all laptops) and a facing a weird problem with KDE4 and NetworkManager / knetworkmanager. The laptops wifi card is a Broadcom BCM4312 and I have successfully extracted the necessary b43 firmware. The b43 module loads on boot and the wireless card is activated and ready to use. However, NetworkManager doesn't seem to agree and has wireless disabled by default every time I reboot or even logout / login. I have to check the box manually after which it automatically connects to my wifi network at home.
Any idea where I can check that box automatically on boot?
The problem with my wireless network. I have Dell DV6 Pavilion 2115 eg laptop and i installed Ubuntu 11.4 and internet and wireless worked, until i reboted my system it has disapear. I cant no longer to connect to a wireless network. It dont shows me any wireless network. My wireless card is Atheros AR 9285 802.11b/g/n Wifi Adapter