I've seen other users post this same issue, but can't find anyone who has been able to solve this problem...
I have SSID broadcasts turned off on my wireless router (always a good choice for increased security). Even though I have put a check mark on "Connect Automatically" in my wireless network's configuration under SYSTEM > PREFERENCES > NETWORK CONNECTIONS, it will not connect automatically. I have to click on the network manager icon in the notification area of my desktop, and select "CONNECT TO HIDDEN WIRELESS NETWORK" in order to get online. Network manager does indeed connect automatically to APs that broadcast their SSID. (I don't want to enable SSID broadcasts on my router.)
I just wanted to share how I got my wireless network working after spending several hours doing it wrong. It might be helpful to others.My wireless router is set up as a "hidden network". That is, it doesn't broadcast the SSID to prevent hackers. My laptop connected fine under Windows, but not Ubuntu.Lots of posts told me to do stuff in the Network Manager. I tried, but I couldn't find the right settings. It turns out there are *TWO* different programs that control the network settings. I was using the wrong one.
To get to one of them you go to System/Preferences/Network Connections. This program is *NOT* Network Manager. Whatever I tried to set up in this program, I could not get a working connection. The other program, the *REAL* Network Manager, is a different program altogether. You get to it by clicking the network icon at the top right corner of the screen. The problem is you can barely see it if the network is not working. When the network is down, all you can see is a tiny greyed out triangle. That's the thing you have to click. After I clicked this and followed the steps under "Connect to a hidden network".
I just installed xubuntu on my desktop. I am using a D-Link USB to connect to the internet wireless. It picks up all of the other Networks around me, but when I try to connect to my hidden network, It will not connect. I made sure the name and password is correct. I really need to connect it to the internet.
When I click on the 'connect to hidden wireless network' I get a pop up window. All boxes are selectable with 'new' as the connection. If I click on that drop down and select my ESSID, all the boxes, including the 'connect' box are greyed out. If I enter new network name and the security I can get a connection. If I put down my original ESSID down as the new network name, it works, but if I then look at network preferences, I have two wireless connections with the same name.
My network has SSID broadcast turned off, it took me several attempts before the crappy ubuntu network manager figured out that I want to connect to that network automatically.
Yesterday my laptop ran out of battery and entered on hibernation. Now, the crappy network manager can not connect to the network anymore. I tried everything. I restarted, I removed the connection from the list. But after asking to connect to the network, and enter the SSID and the WEP key, it simply won't connect.
The worst part is when I tried to load a pre-defined configuration using "Edit Connections", It displays the connection name, but the "Connect" button is disable.
Is there any way to connect to this hidden network? Or it is not supported.
I have an Eee PC 1015PEM with Ubuntu 10.10, I believe the wireless card is an rt3090 (though sometimes I see references to rt2860).I had problems getting this to connect to any wireless network originally but eventually was able to fix this by blacklisting a number of modules.However I am still unable to connect to hidden networks and have not been able to find a solution.
while configuring the yum through proxy i was configures with some address(10.x.x.x). after the proxy address has been changed(172.x.x.x).according to new proxy address i made changes in all locations in my system. but when i am trying to download through command line still it is trying to connect old proxy address(10.x.x.x). finally i come to know that, still some location old proxy address (10.x.x.x).is there.
how to troubleshoot this issue.(how to find the location) i was try to debug find the output below DEBUG output created by Wget 1.11.4 Red Hat modified on linux-gnu.
I have beating my brains out trying to get Lucid Lynx connected to an SME Server 7.4 to automatically mount windows shares. The winbind stuff seems to work okay after I installed a restart script in /etc/network/if-up.d (kudos to OsGnuru & bobpaul for that) There is a short wait on network up before winbind can validate but that is not a show stopper. I have looked at (what I think) is the correct log for pam_mount and it seems to be running through to the end process okay. It looks like it is either not reading the pam_mount.conf.xml file or I have not configured it correctly as it just reports "No Volumes to Mount". I have appended the log file, pam_mount auth, password, session & common conf files as well as the pam_mount.conf.xml file for review.
Hi all, a new Linux user and long time Windows user, I have added a dual Boot to my Samsung N220 netbook to dual boot to Windows 7 or Ubuntu Netbook, Very pleased thus far, I had a little trouble getting the wirless network to connect and had to update the drivers via a wired connection.
My issue now is that I have to manually connect to my wirless network each time I use the netbook, I checked the box to automatically connect, but this does not seem to work. If I use the link at the top and select 'Connect to Hidden network' (my SSID is hidden) it will then allow me to select a previous connection and then connects fine, but I thought like Windows it would have connected automatically if a listed network was in range. Any ideas what the problem might be or suggestions to get this working better?
I'm using a Linksys router and have just installed Ubuntu 11.04. I was hoping each team I logged in that it would connect automatically to my router but I always need to manually click on it to connect.
Under Network Connections - wireless it is listed as Auto Linksys but doesn't connect automatically.
Is there a simple way to resolve this? I can't see it.
I'm still new to ubuntu and love it so far but one thing I can't seem to figure out that I use to have in windows is the ability to connect to the closest wireless network available (either one with a stored key or the closest without a password). My house has have two routers and depending where I am in the house one signal can be very week and sometimes lost where another is very strong I'd like ubuntu to connect to the closest one if it's not already connected to one when going to friends/school ect it automatically connects to any network even if it's not stored
Each time I boot up my laptop, I have to manually connect to my wireless network. When I ran Ubuntu virtually from Windows 7, it found the connection automatically. Now I have a dual partition of W7 and Ubuntu and it won't auto connect. How can I make it so?
I have a problem on Ubuntu 11.04 64-bit. The wlan does not connect automatically on reboot, although "Connect automatically" is ticked in network manager. I always have to choose "Connect to hidden wlan", choose my config, enter my password, then connect. Once connected everything works fine. But it's kind of annoying to manually connect each time after a restart.
- hidden SSID from router - mode -> infrastructure - connect automatically -> ticked - available to all users -> ticked - Encryption -> WPA & WPA2 personal
Well I have a nearby WiFi network that my PC keeps trying to connect to automatically. I don't know why since mine is closer. I tried changing the channel and have deleted the offending network under "Edit Connections" but of course it keeps comming back. The problem is most annoying on boot up when it starts trying to connect automatically as soon as the desktop is loaded. Is there anything Ican do to "hide" this network from my PC's vission?
Problem: I run WPA2 Personal encryption on all my wireless devices. At work we use Cisco WAPs and I can connect flawlessly, simply by entering the password. At home I use Apple's Timemachine, which is basically an Airport Extreme A/B/G/N router.
I go to Network Manager and choose "Connect to Hidden Wireless Network". I enter in the SSID of my home wireless, choose WPA2 Personal, and enter in the password. After ~1 minute Network Manager spits back a window requesting the WEP key.... But I'm not running WEP. This is extremely frustrating. I delete the network and try again... same behaviour. My assumption is that this may be isolated to Airport Extreme network devices but I'd really love to find a fix. Just FYI: I have a MacBook Pro and a system running Vista that connect without a hitch.
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 have fc9 installed on my system and I am facing a weird problem When I login to my machine (both as ROOT and USER) I do not get connected to the Internet automatically. I have to right click on the n/w Icon on the task bar, disable it and enable it gain then I get connected.
I configure the wireless connection. It works. I restart, and and doesn't automatically even though it asked my if I wanted to use the profile next boot and I said yes.. How do I get it to save? I tried several times.Maybe there's a terminal command? The computer is for a COMPLETE newb who only wants it to browse web, but they're not going to know how to connect every time even if I explain.
I have ticked the box Connect Automatically in the OpenVPN setup I configured in the gnome network manager but it doesn't connect on startup. It connects perfectly ok if I manually select the VPN but i'd like it work immediately on launch.
I have autologin on Ubuntu but since there is no VPN password to decrypt I don't see why it should be a problem.
I just installed Fedora 13 on my desktop computer and ran into the same problems I did when I tried to install which was i could connect to a network but couldn't access the internet. I decided to install Fedora 14 since I already installed it on my laptop. I'm still running into the same issue, I can connect to my network but cannot connect to the internet using my PCI NIC or onboard NIC. Networking is enabled and I'm getting a IP address from my router. I ran "lspci" and it shows me both network cards which, please correct me if I'm wrong, makes me think that the drivers are installed.
I'm also curious if the VNC client/server could be used through a WAN. I would like to remote into my computer at home when I'm not there and see the gui. I had SSH installed at one point but it was just text. If there is better program please let me know. why I would have Services on my laptop but not on my desktop? Both computers are running the same version. Both cards are enabled and set to connect automatically. I can get a IP with both NICs. I only have one plugged in at a time.
Since that time I moved to Archlinux and I love it. I do however run lubuntu live from a USB for my work PC. I am having a problem with it. I think it's okay to post here because the core of the system is still Ubuntu. I don't think LXDE is the problem. I start up the live environment and it says 'wired connection connected' but I can not load any pages or do anything.
I thought it may be a problem with configuration so I copied down (from Windows) the IP, Subnet, Gateway and DNS. I put them in manually and it doesn't say connected any more and still no connection at all. I am unsure what to do from here. I am not really familiar with Ubuntu enough to try much. I tried to 'dhcpcd eth0' but dhcpcd isn't installed. I guess the default Ubuntu network manager has dhcp enabled automatically.
I have a 5720 Mini PCIE broadband modem card and though it works, it won't connect automatically in a Ubuntu system. Network Manager says it is enabled when I right click on the icon, but when I do a left click it says it is disabled. I have to right click and disable and then enable before my Verizon connection will work.
I just upgraded to Fedora 13 (from 10, using preupgrade), and I've gotten most things working again, but I'm still having trouble with the network.My wired connection (eth0) doesn't connect on boot (even though ONBOOT=yes in /usr/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0).Because of that, I figured I'd just leave eth0 connected manually (with ifup eth0). However, I then found that if I try to connect to a VPN like this, the system reverts to the "stalling every time I try to connect to the internet" problem that I had earlier.