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Old 04-09-2009, 06:51 PM   #1
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Question Ubuntu Networking quirk


I'm running Linux Ubuntu, and when I start up my system, there is no internet connection. I have to right click up top where it show my connection (or lack there of), edit settings, then un-check the "system setting" box. Then the connection connects immediately. What would cause this, and how can I un-check that box permanently?
 
Old 04-10-2009, 04:35 AM   #2
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there is no internet connection.
- Wireless, or wired ?
- Which version of ubuntu ?
- Please post the contents of the file /etc/network/interfaces
 
Old 04-12-2009, 03:34 PM   #3
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Wireless using Linksys WUSB54GS
Ubuntu 8.10

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback
 
Old 04-13-2009, 03:08 AM   #4
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Are you using wireless encryption? This assumes you are not:

Type ifconfig in a terminal to find the name of your wireless interface.
Suppose it is wlan0

Make the interfaces file look like this:

Code:
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

auto wlan0
iface wlan0 inet dhcp
Then reboot or do sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
 
Old 04-13-2009, 12:04 PM   #5
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encryption

I'
m using a 10 hex digit key. Will this change what you entered above?
 
Old 04-13-2009, 12:56 PM   #6
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m using a 10 hex digit key. Will this change what you entered above?
Of course.
Are you using WEP WPA or WHAT ?

I'm using WPA.
Here's my interfaces file:

Code:
auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

# My wireless interface ( which is called eth1 )follows
auto eth1
iface eth1 inet dhcp
# Note my passphrase in the next line has no "funny" characters or spaces
wpa-passphrase MyPassPhrase
wpa-ssid TredsNetgear
Make yours look similar
Then try sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
 
Old 04-13-2009, 08:37 PM   #7
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WEP

Yeah I'm using WEP 10 hex digit
 
Old 04-14-2009, 01:01 PM   #8
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Yeah I'm using WEP 10 hex digit
You might as well not bother with "encryption" then - search the web for "Crack WEP"
Switch to WPA.
 
Old 04-17-2009, 08:47 PM   #9
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OK wellc an you tell me how it would look if it is wep? Is it the same as what you had posted above except wep instead of wpa?
 
  


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