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Old 04-02-2015, 06:04 AM   #1
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Can not get IP lease - even with wicd


When I'm at home, I get an IP lease immediately every time, and have no problem getting to the internet over WiFi

When I go anywhere else, most of the time I cannot get to the internet over WiFe. If I try to set up a connection using wicd, I get to the point where it says "getting an IP address" but it usually does not go beyond that point. Once in a while, if I try to connect manually several times with wicd, I might get connected.

What do I need to do?

I'm using LUbuntu 14.10
 
Old 04-02-2015, 10:18 AM   #2
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I can try to point you in the right direction. Usually when I come across that type of behavior it is because a WiFi access point has changed some setting and your laptop is still caching the old info to auto connect.

Try this:
Open Network Manager , If you use it its the applet on the top corner . Go to the edit connections menu and click on the wireless tab. Simply delete all the access points that are not working. Then next time they should try and connect fresh..


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Old 04-11-2015, 11:44 AM   #3
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Network Manager is not on my Internet menu, and when I click on the little icon what says "wlan0 connection has limited or no connectivity," there is no "edit connections" string.

In any case, I doubt this is the problem, because it happens when I go to NEW places to which I've never been and never connected previously.
 
Old 04-11-2015, 07:17 PM   #4
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I have had this problem a few times before when connecting to WPA secured networks. It might be worth checking if WEP is okay for you or not, at least to eliminate the possible. My problems when this happened, if I remember correctly, were with WPA supplicant.

I quickly searched your network manager thing and it seems you may be encountering a problem wherein the network manager doesn't show for users by default. It may also be worth following one of those procedures to getting it back. These days it's usually better to let network manager fix any problems.

Are you by any chance using ndiswrapper?
 
Old 04-11-2015, 08:01 PM   #5
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If you are using wicd, note that wicd has a curses interface that you can run from the command line, even if wicd-client does not appear as a menu item in your DE/WM. You start it with

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wicd-curses
 
Old 04-13-2015, 02:43 PM   #6
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I found the wicd is not always straight forward in telling you that you may have to supply a WPA password.
Sometimes you have to click your way through to that setting proactively and set the password.
 
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Hb_Kai: I do not know if I'm using ndiswrapper. How do I tell?

frankbell: what would the wicd-curses do for me? I can get to the wicd GUI client from the internet menu.

Thanks everyone for the help.
 
Old 04-13-2015, 07:04 PM   #8
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what would the wicd-curses do for me? I can get to the wicd GUI client from the internet menu.
In that case, nothing. Sorry that bit of information was no help to you.
 
Old 04-14-2015, 10:10 AM   #9
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In that case, nothing. Sorry that bit of information was no help to you.
Nothing to be sorry about. I appreciate the help.

I'm still stuck, though.
 
Old 04-15-2015, 10:16 AM   #10
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Hb_Kai: I do not know if I'm using ndiswrapper. How do I tell?
Still open questions:
  • How is ndiswrapper involved?
  • How do I find out if I am using ndiswrapper?
  • If I do have ndiswrapper, what is my next step?
  • Besides ndiswrapper, what steps can I take to diagnose my problem?

Thanks everyone for the help
 
Old 04-15-2015, 02:56 PM   #11
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If you can use your wifi at home your hardware is being set up properly by your distro.
You need to look at your connection details.
 
Old 04-15-2015, 03:13 PM   #12
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If you can use your wifi at home your hardware is being set up properly by your distro.
You need to look at your connection details.
Thanks. Do you have specific steps to take to diagnose this? Android can connect to the same sites flawlessly. ubuntu has very serious problems.
 
Old 04-25-2015, 08:34 PM   #13
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Thanks. Do you have specific steps to take to diagnose this? Android can connect to the same sites flawlessly. ubuntu has very serious problems.
I'm still looking for help
 
Old 04-26-2015, 11:27 AM   #14
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I'm still looking for help
Is anyone able to help? I can't be the only one that is having problems with wireless???
 
Old 04-26-2015, 05:51 PM   #15
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Having similar problems with multiple notebooks (therefore probably not HW-related).
I usually end up 1) shutting down the wicd-daemon 2) killing any wicd-processes that are still around 3) killing any dhcp-processes 4) restarting the wicd-daemon.
Does this work as well for you WantLinuxHelp (not a cool name )?
 
  


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