Ubuntu Networking :: Wireless Network Won't Auto Connect?
Jan 28, 2011
I've been trying to get and old PCI wireless card to work on Ubuntu 10.04. The card is a Zonet 1602. It was not recognized automatically.
I have been able to get it to work using ndiswrapper except that when the computer is started it does not automatically connect to the network. I can click on the network icon and select my network from a list and it will connect, including properly authenticating the network key.
I have worked through a lot of information on the web but much of it seems to apply to earlier versions of Ubuntu and some if it does not match what I'm seeing in 10.04.
There is a built in Ethernet controller on the mother board but I have disabled it in the BIOS.
I recently fixed an annoying problem and I thought it would be nice to share my solution here. The problem was that after a cycle of suspend/resume, Network Manager would only auto-connect to the same network as it was previously connected to. So, for example, if I suspended my laptop at home, and then I went to school and resumed it, it would try to connect to the home network, and then just give up. It would not connect to the school network unless I explicitly told it to.irst, I'll describe the fix. If you're having this problem, you can this. Copy the following:
Upgraded To Ubuntu 10.04 The Other Day. And when I first installed it everything worked great except for my sound card which I fixed. But there was no problem with connecting to my Router via an Ethernet cable. Then I updated the video card drivers, restarted my PC and it wouldn't connect. It would try over around 1-2 mins then tell me its disconnected. No green light activity on the router / network card either.
I've reinstalled fresh copies of Ubuntu a couple of times now, Hoping to get the default settings back. But nothing has worked since.
I looked around the net and found quite a few people had this problem on previous versions of Ubuntu but it would seem most of there fixes were for there Version, so it hasn't helped me.
Heres some info:
I've tried all the various things from dhclient to ifup/ifdown etc etc.
I have a Broadcom 4312 wireless chip. I have use the STA drivers that Ubuntu recommends. I can connect quite easily just by clicking on the icon, so this is more than a niggle than a problem.
My network isn't protected as we live in the middle of nowhere (quite literally) and network theft isn't a problem. We also run a self-catering cottage, and let guests have free access to our network anyway, so it is easier for guests to access our network without me having to give them all the key. When I did use wpa, it would start itself up with the laptop, so I kind of know that this might be the cause. Is there any way I can fix it without encrypting the network?
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
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 noticed that a common issue to several distros is the fact that the networking subsystem doesn't automatically detect the link if an ethernet connection is disconnected and then re-connected to the NIC after boot. If the ethernet cable is connected after the system is up and running, nothing happens - ethtool eth0 shows link detected: no, and you have to restart the network service to let the NIC know that there is in fact a link, and actually connect. I have a Fedora14 (KDE) box with a brand new Asus motherboard with embedded NIC. Everything works great except the auto-detect of a freshly connected ethernet connection if the link is down to begin with.
Am I missing a ethernet link sentinel utility or something, or is this just the way linux works? I have done plenty of research on plenty of posts, and it seems this is a common problem, with no solution other than manually or programatically restarting the network service in a script to detect the link after a disconnect.
On my laptop HP presario, I installed Ubuntu 9.10 (Wubi). My Windows Vista connection works fine, but the Ubuntu cannot find my wireless network. My network card is the Belkin Wireless N (F5D8233-4v3). Do I have to use the ndis. On my desktop here, (wired) Ubuntu found my card without me having to do anything. What should I do. (unistall ubuntu and make do with Vista?)
I have installed the driver for my usb network adapterIt sees my adapter fineI see my two routers .....i have both a dsl routher and a router conntected to my cable modem ...it says signal strength of 90I see my neighbors network as well but when i try to connect to either of my routhersit will not let mei use WEB ... 128 bit..it asks for the passpharseit says it is activating....and the after a few minutes the same window back up againi know my pass phrase is correctwhen i reboot in windows ...everything works fine ...no problembut in 10.04 i can not connect to any networkwhat am i doing wrongI re entered my pass phrase a 100 times
I upgraded from Ubuntu 9.10 to 10.04 this morning, and I can't connect to my wireless network. The Network Manager shows it's there, with the correct SSID and security key and everything, yet it still won't connect. I'm using a D-Link DI-524 Wireless Router that I've never had any problem with before.
I'm having a little issue here with my laptop. I've installed Ubuntu 10.10 Maverick/Meerckat on my Lenovo Thinkpad T61p about 3 hours ago and it can't seem to connect to the wireless network... I've had the same problem when I moved from Windows to Ubuntu on my desktop but I've been able to fix it completely. The thing is I can't remember how I fixed it :S So, I updated my system, downloaded the additional drivers. Also, I cna connect to the ethernet network. To fix my desktop, I used some command lines that someone posted in a thread about the wireless keeping disconnecting... I just can't find that post though :S What I remember about the post was that there was someone who had posted a thing with like a parabolic thing around he wireless adapter (LOL)
Earlier in the week, I installed 10.10, but had awful problems trying to get the wireless networking working. Upgraded to 11.04, and wireless is sort of working. However, I am unable to connect to my wireless network. It sees the network, but just keeps asking me for the password. I enter this (I have checked that it is correct), but it just prompts again, after a little while. Networking through network cable works fine.
Wireless network is set up to use WPA-PSK + WPA2-PSK. I have checked, and I do have wpa_supplicant loaded.
I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04 from 10.10 a couple of days ago and now I cannot connect to my wireless network. I can see all the networks and I managed to connect to something called BTopenzone, just to see if I could connect to anything, and that worked. I also run windows 7 on the same computer and setup and it connects fine to my wireless network. Before I installed the Ubuntu upgrade I could connect without any problems. I've had a look at the settings for the connection in Ubuntu but I don't understand them.
My router is a dlink dir-655 My receiver is a edimax ew-7711uan wireless usb adapter
I've just finished doing the basic install of Ubuntu 10.04. I have the SSID, password, etc.set up for my wireless network. The network icon will show the PC is connected to the network but I can't connect to the internet. I'm using a Zoom 4411 Wireless-N USB adapter which works fine under Windows. I DL'd the driver files (rt2780) from Ralink using the Windows partition but they need to be compiled(the topic for another query.)Since I can't connect, I can't get Buildessential or Checkinstall.
I have a Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop on which I recently installed Ubuntu 9.10. Most things work, but the wireless will not connect to my home wireless network (a Linksys WRT54G). (Cannot see any other WIFI antennas from here, so I don't know if it works on other networks). Ubuntu says I have an Intel PRO/Wireless 2200BG, Kernel Driver ipw2200.
When I try to look for a wireless network, Ubuntu doesn't see any. (Every other computer in the house does, Macs and PCs). I tried Connect to Hidden Wireless Network > New > and filled in the name and the WEP password that the Linksys gave me.When I select Connect to Hidden Wireless Network and select the network that I entered all the information for, the Connect button is always grayed out.
I cannot connect to my wireless network. i have a Dell mini 9 with ubuntu. i lost my internet service for a couple of days. it was back on today but when i went to connect to the internet the screen on my computer reads "OFFLINE MODE" Web Browser is in offline mode and cnnot connect to the internet. How do i fix?
I just installed Ubuntu 9.10 64 bit on my HP Touchsmart TX2 1020us which has a Broadcom 4322 chip. At first my computer didn't seem to see the card at all, but then I typed the command (sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source) and then restarted the computer and now I'm connected to the network, but cannot connect to the internet so how do I figure this out. Like I said I have very little experience with linux at all so please don't make your answers too complicated.
This is baffling me but I am easily baffled/baffeld? I carefully followed these instructions to install a a working driver http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=760568. It all went fine, my wireless light came on and it detected my wireless network. I know my WPA2 code (I can connect on the same computer in windows 7) and my keyring code. but I still can't connect it whirs away for quite a while before giving up and saying not connected.[Code]....
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.
I have just installed Ubuntu 10.04 on an HP Pavilion dv6000 series laptop, dual-boot. Everything is working except the networking. It can see wireless networks, and when I type in the password for my wireless network, it tries to connect, then asks for the password again. When I plug in the Ethernet cable, again it tries to connect, but after a few seconds gives up and tells me I am now offline.
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 upgraded to 10.04 from 9.10. I had no problem connecting to my wireless network with 9.10, but can't with 10.04. The network shows up as available, but it won't connect when I enter the security informationBelow are the details and the information I've seen requested from others with a similar problem.I'm at my wits end.Dell Inspiron 8200 Laptop with TrueMobile 1150 wireless card.
I have an HP Pavilion dv5 1002nr laptop running Vista. I decided to install Ubuntu using the windows installer, which did install well, but I decided that it wasn't for me, and uninstalled it. Now, my wireless adapter which is a Atheros AR5007 802.11b/g can see the network, find networks by itself, and is supposedly installed correctly according to Vista, cannot connect to any networks at all despite being able to see them and acquire a signal strength. Up until installing Ubuntu I have never had an issue like this. Other devices have no trouble connecting to this network, and I am currently using a Netgear wireless usb dongle to connect to the very network that my Atheros can not connect to.
I am using an Asus EEE PC 900HD netbook and lately Ive been having trouble connecting to my wireless network (WPA2 secured). The WiFi adapter is a RealTek RTL8187SE. Every time I try to connect Network Manager prompts me for my WPA2 wifi security key, which already happens to be entered in the prompt. I then press Connect but after a while the prompt with the password already entered appears again without connecting to the network. I should point out that this issue only seems to happen on this network.
All other networks (including other WPA2 networks) I can connect to with ease. I have MAC address filtering enabled on this network and have the MAC address properly entered in my router and have been able to connect to my network in the past until now. I believe this is a problem with gnome-keyring as I when I first started using Ubuntu on this computer (9.04) I got confused with the whole default password for keyring thing and I messed it up so that every time I connect to this particular network the Network Manager prompt would appear and I would have to press Connect to connect to my network
[URL] I also tried deleting all my network connections and reconfiguring them to no avail. In my troubleshooting I did make an interesting discovery however. I plugged in a USB WiFi adapter (RealTek RTL8187B) thinking I could at least connect to my network and browse these forums for a solution to this problem. The USB adapter connected to the network and I was able to brose the Internet. I then disovered that I could go into into Network Manager and get the other adapter to connect. I coud then unplug the USB adapter and the other adapter stays connected and works flawlessly. how can I get my netbook WiFi adapter to connect to my network automatically?
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 wonder how we can to connect a wireless network via terminal if we use a minimal *buntu in command line, without network manager. I've found some old threads in ubuntuforums but I still can't figure out.