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Old 01-19-2011, 12:09 PM   #1
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Wink New PC, New OS, inability stay connected wireless in Ubuntu


I am not new to linux, but brand new to wireless. I partined in Win 7, loaded Ubuntu 10.4 and seemingly on boot I am connected wireless as I am in Win 7. However the moment I open Firefox I am no longer on line. Its not important to discussion, but I am not a avid windows fan and at 80 Linux is my hobby having experienced 8-10 distros.
So I hope someone out there has the patience to advise me. Thank you so much for reading my tale of woe
 
Old 01-19-2011, 03:08 PM   #2
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I am not new to linux, but brand new to wireless. I partined in Win 7, loaded Ubuntu 10.4 and seemingly on boot I am connected wireless as I am in Win 7. However the moment I open Firefox I am no longer on line. Its not important to discussion, but I am not a avid windows fan and at 80 Linux is my hobby having experienced 8-10 distros.
So I hope someone out there has the patience to advise me. Thank you so much for reading my tale of woe
from which OS you are exactly booting? is it windows or it is ubuntu? are you using VM to run ubuntu in windows? lil bit unclear to me. check out the proxy settings in firefox though if you are running in windows. and check out the network config in linux. if you are able to ping to any website. it should open in firefox as well.

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Old 01-19-2011, 04:07 PM   #3
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I am not new to linux, but brand new to wireless. I partined in Win 7, loaded Ubuntu 10.4 and seemingly on boot I am connected wireless as I am in Win 7. However the moment I open Firefox I am no longer on line. Its not important to discussion, but I am not a avid windows fan and at 80 Linux is my hobby having experienced 8-10 distros.
So I hope someone out there has the patience to advise me. Thank you so much for reading my tale of woe
This happens a lot. Check and see if Firefox is in offline mode, and if your distro requires you to "permit" Firefox to access the web. Just tinker around with it a bit.
 
Old 01-19-2011, 04:15 PM   #4
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Welcome to LQ

As stated in previous answers, we need more info.
Some things to check:
Can you ping on ip?
Code:
ping 209.85.143.104
Can you ping on name.
Code:
ping google.com
Verify the proxy settings
Try to disable ipv6 in firefox
http://thedaneshproject.com/posts/di...-in-firefox-3/

Kind regards
 
Old 01-19-2011, 05:19 PM   #5
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Some posts I have seen suggest trying ndiswrapper with the windows drivers to run wireless if the native drivers in linux don't see to work. May be an option.
 
Old 01-27-2011, 07:42 AM   #6
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wireless concern and apology for not replying

I was waiting for notification and either I had not checked that box or one must come back to check replies.in any event I apologize to forum for this shortcoming.
So while I was having to deal with this wireless concern on new PC trying different things I reached a frustration thresh-hold. The positive aspect of not being able to go wireless forced a decision. (What to do with old hp)
So Now I partitioned it and I can have multiple Linux distros wireless and use my other Toshiba with win 7 just for windows
So for the behavior aspect of my question RESOLVED
 
  


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