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Old 12-27-2009, 04:27 PM   #1
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Exclamation Wireless Connection help needed


I am running Ubuntu 9.10 on my Acer Aspire One D250-1197 netbook. I tried to figure out why I can't seem to connect to any wireless network, let alone my own. I don't even know if my wireless card is turned on while I am running Ubuntu. I can't figure anything out please help!


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Old 12-27-2009, 05:31 PM   #2
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for now please post the outputs of lspci, ifconfig, iwconfig, ifconfig -a
 
Old 12-27-2009, 07:37 PM   #3
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Ok so I guess I should have thrown a disclaimer out there...


Today is the first time I have ever ventured into the Linux domain. My new notebook is running on Windows 7 Starter (terrible excuse for an OS, limitations everywhere you turn), and downloaded Ubuntu 9.10 last night. Started to get it configured the way I wanted and the only problem I have had is with the wireless connection. I can't anything stating if my wireless card is even on, how I can scan for available networks, or anything close to this. I ran ipconfig.exe in the win7 command prompt and wrote down every piece of information available to me. Tried creating a wireless profile myself and it still won't work.

I'm not sure what those prompts are that you listed (lspci, ifconfig, iwconfig, ifconfig -a) and nor do I know how to run them or get that information.

I probably sound like a bumbling idiot at this point, but I just want Ubuntu to work for me. Any help at all would be awesome.
 
Old 12-27-2009, 08:22 PM   #4
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ok, assuming you are using gnome and the network-manager-applet, there should be an applet on the top rite of your screen next to the clock, battery status icon, speaker volume. that applet controls your network connections.

if you click on it and select the essid you want, it should connect.

if that doesnt work go to the menu on the top left: (in fedora) applications -> system tools -> terminal
and type in:
lspci and paste in the output in this thread
ifconfig
iwconfig
ifconfig -a
you mite need to be root to execute some of those commands.
i think in ubuntu you type in 'su -' and enter a password.

this info will help us know what wireless card you have in your pc and determine if there is a driver that exists for it.
 
Old 12-27-2009, 08:41 PM   #5
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i think in ubuntu you type in 'su -' and enter a password.
I believe that only applies if you have a root account properly set up. If you don't, then you'll just have to either prefix each command with "sudo", or do "sudo -s" and enter your user password to get to a root terminal.

Also, the menu structure is Applications->Accessories->Terminal
 
  


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