I have not managed to connect to a wireless network where the SSID is not broadcast. (I have not tried too hard.) YMMV, but you can safely broadcast it if you are using WPA or better.
I suggest you set your router to broadcast its SSID, at least until you get the basics working. Then you can play and fine-tune.
I tried to setup a wireless network connection but it says it cannot find the eth0 device
is usually reserved for your wired
ethernet connection. Your wireless should be something else (eth1 wlan0 ath0
, it depends)
I really cannot connect via wired connection on my computer.
I strongly suggest you pick that puppy up and move it to somewhere where you can get a wired
connection. Otherwise, there are many hoops you'll have to jump through.
Move it, plug it in, boot it, you should be connected. fetch your distro's updates. Apply them. (Reboot). Now try fixing the wireless.
Meanwhile, we need more information about your "Dell Wireless 1505"
Is it listed by lspci
What is it shown as? Please post the relevant result(s), and search on the result of the above command(s) whilst we are having a sleep
Maybe you'll find the answer before we do.