well traded my desktop for it and its a Dell Inspiron 1721. The Wireless was working fin when it had Windows vista on it but when I installed Ubuntu 9.10 The wireless just seemed to not exist. The LED wouldnt even turn on. So I installed wicd and then the wireless icon began working but it still won't find any wireless networks.
I just installed Debian Lenny on my new laptop, I uninstall network-manager and install wicd but, it looks that wicd when it scans for networks doesn't find any networks and I don't understand why. I look over my sources.list and it looks ok, then I check the lspci command and my wifi card is detected by the kernel because is an Atheros card, also I install madwifi-tools.
I decided to try wireless so I bought a TP-Link pci adapter TL-WN851N and installed it. I installed Wcid and firmware-atheros. I set /etc/network/interfaces to read auto lo iface lo inet loopbackAll Wicd does is tell me "No wireless networks found."
For some reason, ubuntu cannot find local wireless networks. In fact, the Broadcom wireless card Ralink RT5390 802.11b/g/n seems to be incompatible with ubuntu. I've tried numerous 'solutions' on the Internet, but none of them seem to work on my computer. Tutorials I've visited have recommended downloading the b43 drivers from the Synaptic package manager and also the bcmwl-kernal-source package. Nevertheless, the wireless never turns on and Additional Drivers never shows anything at all. After several exasperating hours of trying to get my wireless running I've decided to turn to the forum for help. I'm sure there's probably more information I should supply, but I'm honestly not sure what that would be.
I like to do a lot of my tasks through the command line, and was wondering, is there a way to see all the wireless networks available in the terminal? I tried 'iwlist scan', and it said all the interfaces do not support scanning. Is there anything I can do?
I have an HP Netbook that has Linux MintI have absolutely no issues with awired connection, however my internal wireless will not search and find wireless networ in range. It appears I have one saved (my home network) and I can connect to that, however, if I take my laptop to school or work, it will not find any networks to connect to. On a side note, I have no icon on the taskbar indicating wireless, and I used to have one. I have no idea where it went or what happened. I can answer most questions you may have but im a relatively new linux user (but I have a coworker that "knows all" and could help answer a question that I cannot.
I went out and purchased a Sabrent PCI wireless 802.11n card with the RT2860 chipset because it was on the ubunutu compatibility list and has linux driver available from the manufacturer. I was impressed that the card worked in wireless G mode out of the box, which is a great start....
However, I can't find any wireless N networks. Dual booting I can find/use my N network, but in ubuntu I can only find my G network. This is somewhat frustrating because I bought this card and a new (read: expensive) Linksys E3000 router specifically to run a nice new N network...
I have downloaded, made, and installed (reboot) the latest driver from the manufacturer, but it still won't find any N networks. I found a few posts by searching here and google that alluded to changing this line: "HT_OpMode=1" (from 0 to 1) in the config file RT2860STA.dat located in /etc/Wireless/RT2860STA/ and a reboot. It didn't work for me.
Frankly all this rebooting is starting to **** me off ... I have spent most of last night trying to setup my 180$ wireless network and its still no better than the freebie DDWRT54g based wifi it replaced. I am frustrated, perhaps someone wiser in the ways of ubuntu and wireless N can shed some light on the situation....
I forgot to mention I am on Karmic Kola, amd64 with the standard gnome.
I am using 11.3 (64-bit gnome) and have a new Tenda w322p wireless n card, this works absolutely fine under windows, but I also bought it due to reviews saying it worked with linux. The card appears in network settings as RaLink WLAN controller and uses kernel module rt2800pci, I have also tried typing in the network ssid etc manually but it hangs on exiting network manager (will post what it says later, after writing this) I used drivers from here:Ralink corp., and used the rt3062 one(5th one down?)
i'm running ubuntu 10.04. i've followed these instructions:[URL]that got the light for the wireless on my laptop to light up but it doesn't seem to be able to find any networks.when i click on "connect to hidden wireless network" and enter the details + encryption code. it spends a few minutes trying to connect before asking for my encryption code again but i know that the code i entered is right.i'm using a belkin router with wpa/wpa2 encryption. but i think it's a problem with the wireless on my laptop rather than a problem with my specific network because under windows on other machines in my house i can see some of my Neighbours networks
I somehow lost wicd. the icon is still at the bottom of the screen, but show "no networks present.' When I run iwfonfig as root it shows eth0 and lo, but no wlan0. When i run iwconfig, it says eth0 and lo with "no wireless extensions."
I could use Wireless network. I could see several different networks in my range. Then suddenly the network stoppedworking, and I can no longer see any networks under "Wireless networks".The Wired networks works fine.I tried upgrading ubuntu, but nothing changed. Just to confirm, I rebooted the computer in Windows Vista (Dual boot) andconfirmed that Wireless worked fine there. No hardware problem then.The suggestions I have found on this and other forums suggest looking at the output from iwconfig and ifconfig. But since I'm a n00b at Ubuntu I don't know what to make of it.
This is the output: emil@emils:~$ iwconfig lo no wireless extensions.
I've been running Karmic since it was officially released on my Dell Studio 17 (specs are in my signature) with a Broadcom wireless half mini wireless card.hen I installed Karmic, it gave me the option to install proprietary drivers for my video card as well as 2 Broadcom drivers, STA and one of the BC43 drivers. I installed all of these, and the only problems I had were with the audio. I spent a few days troubleshooting the audio and finally got PulseAudio set up for my card.
Almost 3 months later, I was making use of my wireless network at home, as I had done plenty of times over the previous 3 months, when I closed the lid (thus putting the computer into sleep mode) and took it to the hospital to stay with my fianc饠after her surgery. When I got to the hospital, I couldn't get their network to show up. Network Manager didn't even recognize the network. We had also brought my fianc饧s laptop (same machine with a slightly less powerful CPU and only 4 GB of RAM). She is running Windows 7, which detected the hospital's network with no problems.After trying to ad-hoc the hospital network with no success, I finally just gave up and played Sudoku and toyed with some graphics stuff in GIMP until we came home. Upon returning home, however, I was shocked that my card didn't even detect our home network.
I have been unsuccessful for the past 3 days in getting Network Manager to identify our wireless network. The wired network connects without issue and I am able to make use of a USB Belkin adapter, which identifies all 7 of the various wireless networks in my neighborhood, including our home network.While I would be able to simply carry my Belkin adapter with me in order to make use of wireless networks, I would really like to solve this problem with my Broadcom adapter. I've gone through the Ubuntu Wireless Network Troubleshooting guide, but I still can't get it to workOutput of lshw -C network:
i'm using WICD as my wireless network manager. wicd 22.214.171.124 on slackware 13. I need to configure dynamic WEP with authentication, user name and password like shown on the pic. i couldnt find that option in wicd properties or configuration,
I am running Natty on a Lenovo T410. I can connect to wireless with no problem using the panel applet but not using wicd. syslog shows it trying to get a DHCP address and finally timing out with no lease offers. I think a big clue is that if I monitor wlan0 using wireshark I get no traffic at all when it tries to connect, whereas with the applet I see the dhcp traffic. It seems as though wicd is connecting to the wrong wlan0. Running "dhclient wlan0" directly gives the same behavior as wicd. I need to use wicd because I typically run enlightenment so can't use the ubuntu applet.
I tried to install wicd so I can connect to my wireless internet, but it gives me the following output:
/usr/share/wicd/gtk/gui.py:458: Warning: Source ID 54 was not found when attempting to remove it gobject.source_remove(self.update_cb) ERROR:dbus.connection:Exception in handler for D-Bus signal: Traceback (most recent call last): File "/usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/dbus/connection.py", line 230, in maybe_handle_message self._handler(*args, **kwargs) File "/usr/share/wicd/gtk/gui.py", line 253, in handle_connection_results error(self.window, language[results], block=False) KeyError: dbus.String(u'bad_pass')
I have checked that the pasword is correct. I had network-manager installed but it has been uninstalled. I am trying to connect to a WPA2PSK router. I might be a firmware problem, since I get a 'message' on the start screen that there are some problems with my firmware, but I can't figure out how to check if it is broken, or how to configure it so it is correct.
I have the qualcomm atheros ar9485 wireless card. As far as I can tell, the driver for that is either ath3k or ath9k, both are installed. The message I get when I start the computer is: usb 1-1.1: firmware: failed to load ar3k/AthrBT_0x01020200.dfu (-2).
I recently installed wicd on a notebook with Squeeze. I can connect to the wireless network at my place. However I cannot connect at my friend's place. It timed out with the message: "Connection failed. Cannot obtain ip address."
It is a Thomson router/modem and the key is a 10 digit 64bit Hex. I did not see 64bit Hex option in wicd. So, I tried all 3 WEP options and none of them worked. We can connect to the same network with another computer with Squeeze and NM and also with Windows. This is the first time I am using wicd.
Newish to linux, been using Ubuntu for about a year, moved onto Sabayon 4.2 now. I also have another laptop with Kubuntu that is using Network Manager, it has no problem connecting to my wireless, one wireless uses WEP and one uses WPA 2. When my main laptop used Ubuntu it was using Network Manager, that connected with no problem. However Sabayon seems to have a problem. Initially I thought it was the DVD that I used to install it in, but after re-burning it and installing from fresh the problem still remains. What happens is that NM when connecting to a wireless prompts for a passkey, I enter it in and it fails right away.
This happens for WEP and WPA. If the network is unsecure then it connects with no problem. So I emerged WICD 1.6 to see if that would work, it hangs on 'Obtaining IP Address'. If I put static IP then it connects, but this cant be an option as at my University campus I cant set a static IP. I have tried to find the log file for NM, but cannot locate it. I understand that it should be located in /var/log/daemon.log, but daemon.log does not exist on my system. I checked every NM directory and could not find any log files. I have tried changing the settings in WICD to no effect.
My area does not have broadband, but I am able to get 3G on my cell phone. So, I've been tethering it to my laptop when needed, but what I'd like to do is set up my Slackware 13.0 box (which is configured to run as firewall/router/dhcp server so that I can just turn on my phone's wireless router program, and then share it out over the whole network in my house. I'm using a Gigabyte b/g wireless card, which has the RT61 chipset in it. I have NO problems at all getting the wireless card to work with just setting up rc.inet1.conf. The only problem here is when I need to take my cell phone with me, I will not be able to simply turn it back into a WAP, and have my Slackware box auto reconnect to it.
This is why I started looking into using WICD. I do NOT run X, so that's why WICD fits the bill, since it has a cli version. First I tried installing the version that came on the CD. No dice there. I removed that package, and tried the 1.7 package that's on the mirrors under current. I used slackpkg to install it. WICD will run, see wlan0, sees my WAP and a few others, but it fails to connect. It attempts to up the interface, and use dhcp to get an ip, but it fails everytime. My phone's WAP program only does WEP, but I can't get WICD to get an IP with our without WEP enabled. I made sure that my rc.inet1.conf file does not reference any interfaces.
I'v just installed wicd. I can't get it to sart, I get errors saying that wicd couldn't connect to it's dbus interface and the wicd deamon has shut down. Then there's a report from SELinux saying that it's preventing /usr/bin/python "write" access on /etc/dhcp/manager-settings.conf and that access is denied to wicd. I can get wicd to start if I su to root, but I'd like to not have to do that every time I boot. Is there a fix?
I'm at a family member's house for the holiday and was trying to use their wifi. Its a WEP connection (I tried to tell them to change but they won't listen). In the wicd connection manager, I see their network, set the encryption to WEP (passphrase), enter the password, and hit connect. It says bringing up the card, checking authentication, then gets to Acquiring IP address, sits there for a minute, then times out saying unable to connect.
I know I used the right password because it passed the Authenticating part (tested with a wrong password that hangs at this point). I know that my wifi card works because I used a store's unsecured wifi connection through wicd. I know the wifi network works because my brother's windows netbook can get on just fine. I'm running through the same router right now with a wire instead. Why I can't connect wirelessly?
I've read through the stickied thread about troubleshooting my wireless and I've made it to step IV 'Making a connection.'I installed the firmware that my BCM4306 required, then tried 'sudo usr/sbin/iwlist scan'
I have a wireless network at home. My home laptop connects without any issue.I have a wireless network at work. My work laptop connects without any issue.If I take my work laptop home, it can see the network but cannot connect to it. I've checked the passphrase and that's fine, I've deleted the network from the Network Manager profile and re-created it - no luck.
The only thing I can think of is that I had to change the wireless router network channel at one point. I think that the work PC could access the network before that (but it was a while ago). I've tried changing the channel back, but to no avail. I have to keep the channel at its new setting anyway to avoid a loss of signal.What sort of things should I be checking/changing to get home connectivity on my work PC? The wired network is fine, but my wife draws the line at me looming over her desk with a red cable plugged into the back of my laptop.