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Old 09-18-2011, 12:15 AM   #1
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I read what http://www.linux.org.au/ sazs about internet connections once żou download linux. But cannot find the software hence I cannot do anything. How do you guys do it?
 
Old 09-18-2011, 12:44 AM   #2
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Can you be more specific with the link; I searched that page for download as well as for network and it's not found. Which 'software' are you referring to?

Maybe some additional info will also help.
Which distro are you using?
Are you trying to connect via wireless or wired?

For me, networking always has 'just worked' (ubuntu, crunchbang, slackware), so I'm not sure at this stage.

PS
You can run the below command (in bold) in a terminal to determine the networking hardware.

Code:
wim@aa0:~$ lspci |grep -i net
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
wim@aa0:~$

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Old 09-18-2011, 01:03 AM   #3
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I downloaded the Ubuntu. My connection is wireless and the link on the page is
http://www.linfo.org/newbies.html, section "After installation"...
 
Old 09-18-2011, 02:44 AM   #4
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Wireless as in wifi (I should have been a little more clear) ? Or wireless as in a mobile provider?

For wifi you don't need kppp (I guess that that is the software that you're referring to); further the 'k' in kppp might refer to KDE, which you probably did not install (that would be in kubuntu).

Which version of Ubuntu are you using? 11.04 with the Unity GUI? If so, not sure where to find it (I don't use 11.04) but you should have somewhere in the 'menu' or in a status area and option to configure / connect to a wireless network as well as the option connect to a network of a mobile provider; just dig through the 'menu' to find it.
 
Old 09-18-2011, 04:26 AM   #5
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It is ADSL wifi and the Ubuntu is indeed 11.4 version. By the way: how dous your "distro" differ from Ubuntu? I selected Ubuntu as it was jus at the top of all versions presented online...
 
Old 09-18-2011, 09:20 AM   #6
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My distros don't really differ from your one It might be that I know where to go to configure things (maybe by clicking everywhere till I find something that sounds right).

If your modem is also a router (allowing multiple computers to simultaneously access the internet) and you use it to post here as well (from windows), I think that your 'problem' is wifi related.

As said, go through the 'menu' and try to find something related to networking and take it from there. If there is also an ADSL problem, you will not be able to solve it till you can access the modem from your computer (either wired or wireless).

You might have a compatibility issue, hence it would be wise to run the command that I posted earlier and post the results here. Somebody more knowledgable to wifi than me might be able to advise if it should 'just work' (or some research on the internet can do the trick for you) or about the steps to get it going.
 
Old 09-18-2011, 06:30 PM   #7
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Thanks, Wim, I will do as you advise. I do not have any problem with the modem when I use windows. Will see what happens. If any further problems, I will let you know. Thanks!!!!
 
  


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