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Hey I cant get my network (wireless or wired) to work on my laptop that i just installed the latest ubuntu 7.04 on i have tried everything from changing my router settings to manually imputting everything on my router to trying to directly connect to my roadrunner box and none of it works and yes i have changed the settings on my ubuntu system and i have tried everything there as well... PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!! yes i know my card works because i had freespire installed on it b4 and i just got tired of the easy overloads with it. So some one please help. I have a belkin g wireless router and my wireless card is a wavelan ieee 802.11 but im not worried about wireless really. just please help me. if you want screen shots of my settings just let me know i can do that as well. but i am doing this on my desktop so i can get whatever you send the next day.
Last edited by so white and nerdy; 09-05-2007 at 05:54 PM.
I suffered more or less these same probs with a Marvell wireless card. The system never did see that card, despite major efforts with "ndiswrapper". I've temporarily given up on wireless for that machine.
How about a simple man's answer: Are you utterly sure that the jack you plugged into (on your router) is hot? It's not unheard of for a port on the back of a router to fail; try another one.
Ultimately, I just did a restart with the PC plugged to the router on a 40' LAN cable, and it worked. (Speaking of stupid: I did spend a confused period with the router plugged to the PC with a phone cord, vice an actual LAN cable!!) Perhaps the restart with it plugged to the router was the key, 'cuz when I did that, it did see the connection.
I'm not a system administrator people but heard that wireless networking in Linux is a pain in the ***t!!! I heard it from a Network Professional who has a home server run by Ubuntu! I'm just a Linux hobbyist, thank goodness!!! Just experimenting with it is fine with me. Doing wireless networking for an employer using Linux would not be fun!!! "so white and nerdy", I sympathize with u! Gotta be better ways to deal with this.