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Old 09-06-2009, 04:55 PM   #1
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Unhappy Problem: Connecting to Internet with Ethernet and Wireless.


Hello fellow Linux heads,

I have an issue that I would like to solve. My thing is that when I try to connect to my Wireless Network, it will not show up in the network list. I've read the help pages on this topic (in OS) and I did a command in the terminal which showed me that the Network card and Ethernet was Disabled. So i'm suppose to check to see if it's on, and I know it is, But how can I enable it or disable it within Linux? Thanks in advance for the help, I know you guys got my back. Post up.

My network card is not showing up under the Networking tab in System either>

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Old 09-06-2009, 09:59 PM   #2
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You are going to need to provide more information. We'll need to know what kind of network card you have. Please provide the output of the following:

sudo lshw -class network
(only need the five lines that look like this:)
-network
description: Wireless interface
product: BCM4312 802.11b/g
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0

If you don't get any info like this its likely that your card's drivers are not loaded. You will have to get that information from the manufacturer.

If you get some info like that above, tell us the way your card is interface is configured. Provide all the output from:

sudo iwconfig

and

ifconfig -a

Last edited by rioguia; 09-06-2009 at 10:06 PM. Reason: improved the lshw command
 
Old 09-06-2009, 10:02 PM   #3
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Quote:
My thing is that when I try to connect to my Wireless Network, it will not show up in the network list.
What network list is this? The Network Manager?

Quote:
I did a command in the terminal which showed me that the Network card and Ethernet was Disabled.
What command was this and what was the exact output

Also, what type of machine do you have and what type/model of network card is it? PCI, USB, PCMCIA?

output of lsusb and/or lspci may help.
 
Old 09-06-2009, 10:48 PM   #4
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Post the output of

lspci

ifconfig -a

ifconfig will give you the list of interfaces followed by information about them. You should be able to figure out which interfaces are your ethernet and wireless.

I personally use

sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
sudo ifconfig wlan0 down

P.S. I had to install my Broadcom Wireless Driver by compiling from source.

Last edited by gregorian; 09-06-2009 at 10:49 PM.
 
Old 09-08-2009, 08:25 AM   #5
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Sorry for the delay...

Right now I am posting from my blackberry, so unfortunately I cannot post the requested command outputs.

But an update to my problem, my WIRED connection is working with no problem in ubuntu. ALL I noticed different was that I did a reboot of the Operating SYSTEM and it popped as a connection. I am satisfied for now.

I will post later, cocerning my wireless, connection. :-D. Thx for the help.
 
Old 06-09-2010, 08:31 AM   #6
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My problem has resurfaced.

I've been trying to get wireless running for hours now.

I also cannot get a wired connection, so i am posting from windows laptop?

where do i start?
 
  


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