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Old 04-22-2010, 10:04 PM   #16
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what happens if it's hidden?
Hiding just means you have to know the name, ie it won't broadcast for others to pick up
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what about the WPA personal security/password? will i get prompted in the terminal to enter it in order to connect?
Been a while since I have done this manually (lazy i know ), but I don't think so. Obviously if it does just enter it and see how you go.

btw. I did find this other reference to help setup manually (it is Ubuntu but should work on any system (except for installing software of course
but I think you may already have all the necessary software it just has to be configured))

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=318539
 
Old 04-23-2010, 06:29 AM   #17
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i am still concerned that some of the programs you are running are returning command not found.
I think that sometimes you have to get development packages to get programs like lspci. I actually have lspci bot don't have lsusb! As for ifconfig, see if it has been replaced by ip.

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what about the WPA personal security/password? will i get prompted in the terminal to enter it in order to connect?
Been a while since I have done this manually (lazy i know ), but I don't think so.
No, you must set it with another call to iwconfig:
Code:
iwconfig ra0 key network-key-in-hex
By the way, lilou_b, to avoid any confusion, I have italicized the words that you should replace with the proper text. I think that that is a general convention.
 
Old 04-23-2010, 07:27 AM   #18
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@hda7 - cheers, I knew i was a bit rusty
 
Old 04-23-2010, 12:43 PM   #19
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ok so first i'd like to thank everybody who's tried to solve that one, i am glad at least you seem to be exchanging useful info for your own enlightenment.

then.
the config thing wasn't working in normal mode, so i tried in sudo, i entered my password, and then?? i don't seem to get any messages back in that mode when i enter a command, i.e. nothing happens.

another dispaired attempt after that bit of frustration and i tried a wired connection to my modem: 2 good news:
- network manager reappeared and is now staying
- i can connect to the internet via wire

about network manager:
- networkmanager applet 0.6.4 from gnome.com. i saw they now have applet 0.8 which i tried to download but it comes in little packets and i don't even understand how to unpack it.
- i can never scan for a network, i have to know the name, but i assume the newer version can do that
- so while i try and use the 0.6.4 interface, i can try and set up a new wireless connection by name, but none work (neither my own network, nor the neighbour's which is unsecured , i.e. the networks are never found

in case someone has time to kill, i am happy to hook up on skype and/or screenshare so i can get this baby working. i'd love to be able to use it while working on the field out in africa (NGO), so that would be time killed+good deed on your part,
ta!!
 
Old 04-23-2010, 09:11 PM   #20
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Have you tried
#service NetworkManager restart

By reading your first post, I got the same problem as you in a couple of days ago, I searched for solutions in Google and then I figured out that. I then disabled network by
#service network stop
 
Old 05-02-2010, 06:58 PM   #21
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OK
i think i finally found it, it is very MSI related: simply press both FN and F11 at the same time, and that reactivates or stops the wireless card. (see http://support.msicomputer.co.uk/ind...kbarticleid=32)


my problem now is finding a driver, but will post that somewhere else, this string can be closed!
 
Old 05-02-2010, 10:30 PM   #22
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