Ubuntu Networking :: Wireless Wont Automatically Start On Bootup?
Jan 20, 2011
I have a new HP G62-352CA with the Realtek 8191SE wireless. I am running Ubuntu 10.10 everything works fine except every time I restart the computer I have to press fn f12 to restart the wireless. Is there a way to have it default on at startup?
After an upgrade to 188.8.131.52-78.2.56.fc9.i686 in March, my Atheros wireless stopped working. (It had previously run without a hitch for 9 months). Anyway, I finally got around to working on it today and using the "WiFi misery" thread managed to consistently get it to start manually via these steps:ifconfig wlan0 up iwconfig wlan0 essid netname key xxxxxxxxxxxxx click on "activate" in network device control (gives error msg, but works)
During boot-up, I get "Invalid argument" errors for "SET MODE", "SET BIT RATE", and "SET ENCODE".Currently NetworkManager service is disabled, but when enabled doesn't seem to change any of the above.I'd like to get back to automatically coming up wireless, if possible.
I've been able to get a laptop on Fedora 14 (184.108.40.206-48) working with a Netgear WNA1100 Once up and running, I execute "ifconfig wlan0 up" from root, and everything connects just fine and is stable as long as I stay logged in. But, I haven't found how to do this automatically on boot.
I've tried to use NetworkManager, but I cannot figure out how to get the GUI to show up - it says its running and enabled in the Services gui, but I haven't figured out how to actually use it! I checked to see if the nm-applet is running with ps, and for the user login, I see:
I'm not sure if the "sm-disable" flag is my problem, or how to change it. I'm not even sure if NetworkManager will allow me to set things up for bootup, but that is the path I ran down...
I assume this is a fundamentally easy process to set this up on bootup, but I'm not stumbling across the method. I recall doing this kind of thing years ago when I was an engineer, and before I got my lobotomy to become a manager...
I am using Fluxbox as a window manager, and sometimes not using X at all, so I need to be able to be connected to some pre-selected wireless networks without the assistance of Network Manager.
I remember I used to be able to do this in Debian by editing /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf, but it seems it has been moved. wpasupplicant is installed on this system however, I tried to do an apt-get install and it said that it was already installed.
While I was installing Debian (testing), it asked for an external source for my wireless card firmware. As I didn't have a flash drive handy, I had to skip this step and do the setup through a wired network connection.
After the initial install. I manually installed the ipw2200 firmware (I have an Intel Pro/Set Wireless 2200bg card). It looks like this worked because I was getting a missing firmware error when I was booting up previously, and it went away after I did this. I be able to check with modprobe? I'm a bit rusty with this.
I checked my /etc/network/interfaces file and it does not look like my wireless card is in there, I see the loopback and the wired card eth0.
This is my ideal setup:
1. Attempt connecting to wired network (if present) 2. Attempt connecting to wireless networks in this order: a. Home (WPA protected, hidden SSID) b. Work (WEP protected) c. Library (Open, No security)
I have a Centos 5.4 server, I would like to know how to start NFS automtically when the server boots up so that I won't have to manually start the service after the server boots up. where and how do I accomplish this?
i use ubuntu 10.10 installed in wubi on my girlfriend's machine.in order to connect to the internet i had to install a dialer script and then i need to type in terminal: sudo cable-start and then password BUT i wish this to happen automatically when booting the machine.i am sure that it is possible, but have no clue how to do it.
In the past (before UpStart was used in Ubuntu) I was able to configure multiple boot items in Grub menu to load the same kernel but into different runlevels. I had configured runlevel 3 (I went into /etc/rc3.d/ and removed the symlink to /etc/init.d/gdm) to be w/o GDM, so that if I had chosen it, my box would not boot into X. How can I achieve the same effect in Lucid?
I installed SLIM and rebooted. gdm failed to start so I went to the terminal and ran gdm manually from there. Then i logged in and removed slim package, reinstalled gdm and rebooted. Gdm still fails to start at boot up. When i try to manually start it, i get the following warnings:
Warning: unable to load file 'etc/gdm/custom.conf' Warning: unable to find users: no seat-id found
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 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 installed polipo and polipo working perfectly, but it won't startup when I bootup the system. To start polipo correctly, root privilige is needed. I remember that in Ubuntu polipo starts with the system after installation. What should I do to make polipo start during the bootup process?
Problem I have is the Samba server, it does not seem to start up the shares at boot.When I boot the system, nothing is available on the network, I have to run the Samba Server Configuration Tool everytime I want to access a share, edit a share, save and quit, then my network shares become available.I see Starting SMB services during boot up, it says OK.It worked good on Fedora13.
I use Opensuse 11 with fvwm. How can I get conky start automatically when I start fvwm?
I setup the conky under fvwm session for my Opensuse 11 but it won't start automatically. I am wondering how to write some kind of scripts to force it to start automatically and with a delay about 10 seconds after fvwm starts.
I have a Dell Inspiron 1464, I can not get the wireless to start. I can see my wireless router when I scan for wireless devices in knetwork manager. But there is a yellow shield next to it, so I'm guessing something is missing. I also see no network activity with tcpdump on another box on my home network
Code: [rob] ~ $ uname -a Linux laptop 2.6.32-27-generic #49-Ubuntu SMP Thu Dec 2 00:51:09 UTC 2010 x86_64 GNU/Linux [rob] ~ $
I have configured my system to connect to a wireless network on bootup, but now every time I boot I have to wait and watch it connect (it outputs some dhcp connect stuff) which delays the boot process. is there any way to just initialize the script and then go on with the boot process instead of letting it output some pointless crap and waiting for it to end?
I have 10.04 installed on my HP MiniNote Netbook. If I plug it into the the ethernet directly, all is well, but if I only use the wireless, i get no DNS servers. And one of my wireless networks is on the same router as the wired connection. Also, wireless works just perfectly on my MacBook Air. So, I do not think it is the router. So why am I not getting DNS addresses? How would I set them manually? I can't figure out how to start network manager.
I'm using Maverick and since yesterday, my wireless hasn't been working. It was working before with Maverick and I don't recall doing any updates that might have changed wireless configurations.
By "doesn't work" I mean it doesn't recognizes any networks, as if the wireless was turned off (there's this button on laptops, but it's turned on). I had that problem some time ago, but rebooting solved the problem, which, now, didn't.
I just did a fresh install of 10.10 and whenever I log on it request the password for default keyring (the same as sign in password) in previous versions of ubuntu it never asked and automatically started the wireless; now it asks and tells me the password is incorrect. I can hit cancel a numerous amount of times and it will eventually allow me to connect, but that doesn't seem like a good fix in my opinion. This also happened when I tried out lubuntu 10.04 which I promptly removed due to the menu style.