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Old 01-03-2012, 11:53 AM   #1
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Cannot get a wireless conection to my BT Home Hub using Ubuntu 10.04


I've just installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my Samsung netbook alongside Windows 7. I cannot connect to my BT Home Hub from Ubuntu but it works perfectly in Windows.
The general issue of wireless conectivity in Ubuntu appears to be a common problem judging by the number of discussion threads I've found on this subject. However none of them offer any straightforward advice to solve the problem that makes any sense to a relative novice (me!).
I don't undertand a lot of the acronyms and jargon that get posted to these sites but I can follow step by step instructions so if anybody can provide such a thing I will be very grateful.
 
Old 01-03-2012, 03:51 PM   #2
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fist we need to know your wireless card model, you can obtain that by issuing lspci command in terminal.


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4 ways to get wifi working on linux
 
Old 01-05-2012, 08:06 AM   #3
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fist we need to know your wireless card model, you can obtain that by issuing lspci command in terminal.


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4 ways to get wifi working on linux
I got the following information from an Ubuntu system test:
Realtek Device 8192(rev01)
Marvell Technology Group Ltd 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Internet Controller
 
Old 01-05-2012, 08:09 AM   #4
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I got the following information from an Ubuntu system test:
Realtek Device 8192(rev01)
Marvell Technology Group Ltd 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Internet Controller
 
Old 01-05-2012, 08:11 AM   #5
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Assuming that you have your credentials properly set up (password etc), can you ping the router?

Code:
ping 192.168.1.254
 
Old 01-05-2012, 09:01 AM   #6
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I did that and got the following response:
connect: Network is unreachable
 
Old 01-05-2012, 09:04 AM   #7
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OK, I had this when I first switched to a BT homehub, and I eventually tracked it down to the network manager. I removed it and installed wicd instead. Since then, no problems reaching the network. Maybe try that?

Edit: First - before you do that, install the wireless-tools package and run:

Code:
sudo iwlist scanning
This should tell you whether or not your wireless adapter is actually seeing the homehub.

Maybe also post the output of
Code:
sudo iwconfig

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