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Old 02-11-2009, 02:51 PM   #1
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n00b: How to turn on wireless, ubuntu?


Is there a command for turning on wireless. I can see on my computer that the wireless is not on.
 
Old 02-11-2009, 02:56 PM   #2
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Which wireless card are you using?
Did you installed some drivers for the card?
what i the output from
Code:
/sbin/iwconfig
Often there is a switch or key combination to enable wireless.
Which computer?
 
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Which wireless card are you using?
Did you installed some drivers for the card?
what i the output from
Code:
/sbin/iwconfig
Often there is a switch or key combination to enable wireless.
Which computer?
I have a Atheros Ar5bxb63 wireless card.
I think it have installed it.
the output is this:
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

pan0 no wireless extensions.

I have an Asus X51L.
 
Old 02-11-2009, 03:09 PM   #4
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try
Code:
ifconfig pan0 up
 
Old 02-11-2009, 03:17 PM   #5
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try
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ifconfig pan0 up
Nothing
 
Old 02-11-2009, 03:19 PM   #6
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nesrail,

Take a look at
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=739998
 
Old 02-11-2009, 03:31 PM   #7
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I did all of the thing until step 11, where I have to Configure network. When I press the button it says : COULD NOT FIND NETWORK CONFIGURATION TOOL.

what now?
 
Old 02-11-2009, 03:35 PM   #8
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think you need to install networkmanager
apt-get install network-manager-gnome
 
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think you need to install networkmanager
apt-get install network-manager-gnome
It seems to be installed already.
 
Old 02-11-2009, 03:39 PM   #10
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take a look at
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=943848
begin at point 10)
 
Old 02-11-2009, 03:53 PM   #11
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take a look at
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=943848
begin at point 10)
Again it says: could not finde network configuration tool.
 
Old 02-11-2009, 04:08 PM   #12
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new output

New Iwconfig output:

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

pan0 no wireless extensions.

wlan0 IEEE 802.11g ESSIDff/any
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Bit Rate:54 Mb/s
Power Managementff
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
 
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now use nm or wicd to make the connection
 
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now use nm or wicd to make the connection
what is Wicd??
I can't make a wireless connection with Network mananger
 
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do you see any wireless networks?
 
  


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