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I am brand new to Linux and have just got this netbook which came with Linux on it. I was told it would be simple to use and to connect to the internet but I can't get it to work at all and being completely new to it I have no idea where to start trying to fix it. Getting very tempted to get rid of it!
Basically I go into the wireless networks and can see my btbroadband homehub connection so I try to connect to it but it just stops at 'pending' and wont actually connect.
Can anyone talk me through what I should be doing in words of 1 syallable or less?!!
Silly question I know, but does your wireless box allow new devices to connect automatically? My wireless box has settings that you can set so that each device must be registered with the wireless router.
Im not sure how BT Broadband goes about it, I'm sure the newer ones are WPA and thats it.
I've followed those instructions and it still does the same thing. I have checked the homehub and I can connect new devices as long as they have the WEP key thingy which I have put on the settings for this connection.
When I click on connect and then go to details it shows
DHCPDISCOVER on ath0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
DHCPDISCOVER on ath0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 15
DHCPDISCOVER on ath0 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 9
No DHCPOFFERS received
No working leases in persistent database - sleeping
run-parts --verbose /etc/network/if-up.d
Done that and now when I click connect the connection box flashes up and then disappears leaving the connection status as disconnected but I can't get to click on details to see what is happening.
Oh I give up for tonight, will come back to it again tomorrow. What a nightmare!! If I'd known it would be so hard to get the netbook to do the one thing it I bought it for then I would have got one with windows on! The guy I bought it from said there would be no problems getting it set up on wifi even if I'd not used Linux before. Turns out BT don't help with Linux at all either although they say it should work. My other internet connection option is through a dongle but there are no drivers for Linux for that either.