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Old 10-18-2011, 05:46 AM   #1
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Upgrading Ubuntu Tower Desktop Via Ethernet Wired To My Wifi Laptop


I don't have my own internet. I do not have cable or wired or Comcast internet. I don't have money, or a job for that. I live at my dad's trailer. I am 26 years old.

I can only get wireless wi-fi internet from my neighbors.

Only my Ubuntu Laptop can get online via my wireless device.

My Ubuntu Tower Desktop PC does not recognize this wireless device.

My tower can get online if I connect it to my laptop via an ethernet cable cord.

On my tower, I was trying to upgrade or update my Ubuntu OS (Operating System) so it can recognize and use my wireless device which can then get my tower online directly without needing my laptop.

When trying to update or upgrade the tower, I ran into some errors.

Can you update or upgrade through ethernet connected to a wifi-connected laptop?

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Old 10-18-2011, 06:27 AM   #2
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any ubuntu based computer connecter to internet can update, yes.
 
Old 10-18-2011, 06:45 AM   #3
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any ubuntu based computer connected to internet can update, yes.

But I think my tower says I don't have permission or something.

I have to go find the error messages and copy and paste them to this thread as soon as I can.

Because the tower doesn't directly connect to the internet.

It has to travel through ethernet, through the laptop and then via wireless to get online.
 
Old 10-18-2011, 07:33 AM   #4
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But I think my tower says I don't have permission or something.

I have to go find the error messages and copy and paste them to this thread as soon as I can.

Because the tower doesn't directly connect to the internet.

It has to travel through ethernet, through the laptop and then via wireless to get online.
Do you have a wireless card in the tower?
 
Old 10-18-2011, 02:42 PM   #5
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Do you have a wireless card in the tower?
The tower does not have an internal wireless card. That is why I need to plug and play or stick in an external wireless device into my tower via maybe USB. I already have a USB wireless device that should work. But my tower won't recognize it. But I think I need to upgrade my tower's Ubuntu OS and maybe download some programs or updates or upgrades in order to make it work.

But that is where the problem lies.

But it does have an ethernet card. I can get my tower online by connecting it with an ethernet cable to my laptop which gets online via my external USB wireless device.


That is why I would like to attach my external USB wireless device to my tower.

The tower doesn't recognize the wireless device.

Right now, the wireless device is attached to my laptop.

That is the only way I can get online for the moment.

I can only get online from my laptop via the wireless device.

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Old 10-18-2011, 02:58 PM   #6
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Do you have a wireless card in the tower?
Yes or no. I have an internal internet or network or ethernet card. But not a wireless card.
 
Old 10-18-2011, 03:00 PM   #7
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any ubuntu based computer connecter to internet can update, yes.
Yes. In theory. But I tried and ran into some roadblocks.
 
Old 10-19-2011, 05:58 AM   #8
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no permissino, maybe you need to use "sudo"
 
  


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