Ubuntu Networking :: 10.10 Upgrade - WiFi Not Getting Connected By Default
Oct 13, 2010
I'm facing a strange problem after upgrading my Ubuntu to 10.10. After I start up the system, the wifi is not getting connected by default (which was getting connected automatically in the earlier version). So I right click on network manager and click on 'Enable Wireless' option and it gets connected. So far so good. Now I close the laptop lid - it goes to sleep mode and after it wakes up, the wifi never gets connected. When I right click on the network manager icon, the 'Enable Wireless' option is disabled! I have to reboot my machine to get connected!
WiFi on this laptop worked fine for a few months then went out; after a reinstall of ubuntu (since 9.xx had come out since then anyway) the wireless still refused to even see networks, let alone connect to them; under Wireless Networks in the NM, I just see a greyed out 'disconnected'. This got me to thinking that it may have just been a hardware issue, but I find that hard to believe. Anyway, here's the pertinent information:
Started off with an lshw command just to see if a network adapter is even listed as being connected: `lshw`
As an addendum : I found this driver project but they claim to require a 2.6.8+ kernel; a quick `uname -r` shows that mine is 2.6.31, and an `apt-cache search linux-image` reveals that to be the highest available from repos; do Debian/Ubuntu distros not use more recent kernels or is this an Ubuntu-specific kernel naming scheme? If so, to what would it be comparable? I'm hesitant to try to install this and change my firmware if it's likely I'll be borking something.
I've been using my upstairs computer with no problems recently up until this evening, when I rebooted it did an automatic scan of my disks, so I left it to it's thing and when I came back ubuntu had successfully booted, and had seemingly successfully connected to my wireless network as usual.
I've been through the wireless troubleshooting guide, paying special attention to sections 4 and 6 but to no avail, while I'm apparently connected, and have been assigned an IP by my router I'm unable to access anything outside my computer, including the router itself. This happened before, however I solved it by reinstalling ubuntu, and I'd rather not do that again!
output of ifconfig eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:1c:25:38:8e:de UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1 RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0 TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0 collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B) [Code]....
I am facing very strange problem with my Dell with WiFi card (04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless WiFi Link 5100) It seems I am connected to the WiFi but can not access internet I have to disable networking and re-enable it to access internet.
The web navigation is very very slowly. The load of web page is slowly. I don't know what i do. I connect with wifi. the download with software same emule is good. I use firefox but i tried also other browser.
I've noticed that switching to Ubuntu about 6 months ago has made it noticeably more difficult to use the free wifi at my school. When I had Windows 7 on the same laptop, it was much easier to establish and maintain a connection. I know it's not the hardware. My question is: is there some security setting that makes it difficult to use public wifi on Ubuntu? Also, I don't have this problem at home on my WPA2 home wifi network.
I have an Ubuntu laptop connected by wifi to a Cisco router and a desktopUbuntu PC conneted by wire to the same router. I would like, if it's possible to connect them without using the Internet (I mean what I want it's not just communicate between them using SSH over the Internet, for instance, but also communicate without connecting to the Internet). My DSL connection it's 4 Mb/s while my router can work up to 100 Mb/s so I would like to take advantage of these 100 Mb/s to transfer files between the two computers instead of using 4 MB/s
is the following (btw I'm new to linux) - installed f14, connected to WiFi from my home router, started Firefox, and it was not able to open any pageslong with that I successfully updated my system and applications (and even installed new ones) through the same internet connection.Being connected to WiFi on my workplace I am able to browse with firefox, but at home - not...What could be the problem? What additional info should I give?PS. Sorry if the problem was already addressed, I am trying to find the solution on the web - but no success. Also 1-day discussions on ru-net forums were not successful, unfortunately.
I just installed Fedora 14 i386, and Fedora can see the wireless network just fine. I try to connect and nothing happens. It asks for the PSK constantly (yes, I promise I'm entering it correctly), even after I enter it correctly (I guarantee). I've searched around here a bit, but due to my limited knowledge in linux system I can't figure it out
1. Code: lsusb Bus 002 Device 002: ID 1737:0071 Linksys WUSB600N Dual-Band Wireless-N USB Network Adapter
2. Code: iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. [Code]....
The Wifi is connected to my router but it still will not let me access the Internet or any other Internet based operation. (I am running 10.04, I had just installed and and now am trying to get the internet connection running)
Today I got my laptop back after its motherboard was replaced (soundcard failure) and I am having problems connecting to the internet. Connection to the wifi network is succesful, but Pidgin is not connecting ("SSL Connection Failed") and I can't view any webpages in Firefox. I loaded up Win7 and everything worked fine, connecting to the same wifi network and using the same proxy settings ("No Proxy").
I have a Dell Mini 10v with a fresh install of latest Ubuntu Netbook Edition. I have enabled proprietary drivers in order to get the WiFi card to work and managed to connect at home, starbucks etc. Good stuff.
For some reason I can detect but not connect to the WiFi at work - I get prompted for the pword and after entering it the WiFi indicater will pulse for a while only to return to the pword prompt. yes, I have the right pword and can connect my iPhone and other laptops. I am really puzzled by this and really need to get on the WiFi at work - wired connection works.
my colleague has the same dell model with windows 7 installed and is able to connect fine - I really don't want that @@@@ installed just to get WiFi. I know password entry error is the obvious solution but I connect new windows devices to it routinely and had other people try too.
I just installed Debian with the latest testing iso, and I'm having problems connecting to the web via browser. I can ping hostnames (i.e. google.com, debian.org, etc.) from the terminal and it resolves just fine, but if I try to load a page from Iceweasel or Epiphany it says the page won't load because it can't resolve the hostname. Can someone tell me what I'm missing?the detail that I'm running amd64. I've checked iptables and found no entries, and for good measure I flushed it to be certain. I also checked resolv.conf but that looked normal, just a nameserver entry pointing to my home router. I'm new to Debian, but have used Linux for years, and I'm genuinely stumped. I'm sure the solution will smack me in the head for its simplicity, but nonetheless I need at least a shove in the right direction.
I've recently salvaged a computer I found gathering dust in the basement and decided I'll have it running on Fedora (I have a summer studentship coming up that needs Linux use so I thought I'd best start learning!). Following a clean install, Fedora can see the wireless network just fine. I try to connect and nothing happens. Half of the time it will ask for the PSK (yes, I promise I'm entering it correctly) and the other half of the time it will just stop. When it does ask for the PSK I enter it (correctly) and it will ask me again... and again.
Quote: uname -r
Quote: lspci 00:0b.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02) [Code]....
This may be more suited for the networking forums, but I figured Community Cafe would be well rounded enough for someone to tell me if this is even possible (with minimal configuration that is).There are a few places I travel where I only have a wired connection to the Internet (no wifi), but when this happens is there a simple way to create an adhoc network so wireless devices can route through my computer and to the network? Reason I'm asking is I'm thinking of getting an iPad or iPod Touch which have wireless connections, but in the cases where my laptop is using a wired ethernet connection and the wireless card isn't used, I'd like to create an adhoc wireless network that'll let such wireless devices work.
I was wondering if there's any way for a laptop to be both simultaneously connected to a wireless network, while at the same time acting as an ad-hoc network with local access to serve as a wifi connection for my mobile device, which would be ssh-ing into the laptop and using local resources.
I updated successfully to 10.04 via wireless, then I downloadsynthesizer via wireless. The next day, today that is, can't get wireless to work. It keeps prompting mor the passphrase, I enter everything correctly, all the other computers in the house have no problem.
I would like to re-raise this topic that I have seen on other discussion boards but seems to be going no where.I have been using Ubuntu for many years now having switched from other distributions. All my machines ran some version of Ubuntu, until just recently. I upgraded my personal HP TX2500 from 9.04 to 10.04. No problems. After 10.10 had been out for a while I upgraded again. The wireless would drop when busy/(signal slightly weakened) etc. It would not function again unless the wifi module was reloaded.
Then I installed 10.10 on my HP NC6400 the same thing occured. I installed Ubuntu 10.04 instead. It seemed no better. After some Googling, it seemed I was not alone. I tried all the suggestions I could find and none of them worked. One suggestion was to install Fedora 14. This works perfectly on the nc6400. The HP TX2500 has been reinstalled back with 10.04 where the wireless seems ok and I assume I am stuck there for a while.
Now my question is why would the networking behave this way for Ubuntu 10.10 (10.04 as well on the NC6400) but wireless on Fedora 14 is perfect (I mean really good! Better than either Ubuntu 10.04 or 10.10 on any of my laptops) on the NC6400. I am hoping that we can find a way to fix this, otherwise I will likely have to drop Ubuntu completely because I do not have an upgrade path for laptops. There must be many other users in the same position who are not discussing it and just rebooting each time this occurs. This must give a negative perception of otherwise great software.
after upgrading to 11.04, I can't use the fn-f2 combination anymore to activate the wifi card. I'm using a Dell latitude laptop. Wifi is functioning normally when it's on and I can even turn it off with the hotkeys. When I try to turn it back on, the light goes on for a second and than dims again. I than have to reboot into Windows to get it back on, which is kind of annoying.
i've got an IBM thinkpad 1858. fedora 11 & 12 (KDE spin) were always running without any major problems. today, i upgraded the system from f12 to f14 using preupgrade (and a wired internet connection). the upgrade process went smoothly.
but now i don't have a wifi connection anymore - there is no icon shown in the system tray and the led does not blink. the network configuration tool shows eth1 to be inactive and the button to activate it is grey.
lspci -v shows: Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG [Calexico2] Network Connection (rev 05) Subsystem: Intel Corporation IBM ThinkPad R50e Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 21 Memory at 90306000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K] Capabilities: <access denied> Kernel driver in use: ipw2200 Kernel modules: ipw2200
since the upgrade i see all avaible wifi networks as they have 100% signal, both in NetworkManager and Wicd.in iwconfig and iwlist the signal levels change, but the link quality remains the same: 70/70 (see below). What could be worng? What can i do?
I have just upgrade to natty from maverick and my usb wifi dongle doesn't want to work. The usb wifi adapter i use is a Thonsom Speedtouch 121g. When using ubuntu 10.10 it work's fine after installing the package linux-firmware-nonfree, but after upgrading to natty it has stop working (the linux-firmware-nonfree package is installed [don't know if is the same version or an upgraded one]).
The network manager doesn't display available wifi nets. The output for lsusb is:
Bus 001 Device 004: ID 06b9:0121 Alcatel Telecom SpeedTouch 121g Wireless Dongle
I'm on a Dell Inspiron 6400 which had been running Ubuntu 10.10 (32 bit) perfectly.Today I upgraded it to Natty and the wifi now refuses to work. Details: While no Additional Drivers were needed on 10.10, upon installing Natty it prompted me to install "Broadcom STA proprietary wireless driver". Now when it's active I don't even have the option 'Enable Wireless' (only Enable Networking). If I disable STA the Enable Wireless option comes back, yet I can't actually search for wifi networks or connect to my saved one. The keyboard key to enable/disable wireless also does nothing.
I can take this laptop to somewhere with an ethernet connection for an afternoon if need be, but am currently stumped as to what to do. Obviously I know this machine can handle Wifi under Ubuntu - it's definitely a Natty problem.
i have a dell 1501 that has been upgraded from 10.10 to 11.04. everything was working okay. and then the user ran an upgrade recently. subsequently the wifi has mysteriously stopped working. it connects okay if one plugs it directly into the router but the wifi seems to have just stopped working.my mini 9 connects fine to the netgear wifi router using wireless.when i run the system tests for networking i get the errors..."root could not find def gateway info /proc""root could not find default gateway by running route"here is the output from some diagnostic commands.NOTE:this is similar to a post titled "wi-fi dead?" but the output is not quite the same...
lauren@lauren-Inspiron-1501:~$ iwconfig lo no wireless extensions. eth0 no wireless extensions.
Wifi network operated perfectly with f13. Upgrading f13 to f14 did not show any problems except for networking. It seems that the wlan0-link is not ready. Consequently no network information about adresses can be obtained. Tried with network tools to activate wlan0. No reaction Tried to deactivate Networkmanager and bring network up with
service NetworkManager stop ifconfig -a Then ifconfig wlan0 up dhclient wlan0
No reaction on network. The NetworkManager icon disappears which is understandable.