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OK so here is the problem I just installed 6.10 from the live cd and what i didnt realise is to cut the fat they got rid of essential programs that came with the previous version for instance the wireless networking tool so i cant connect to the internet to update it using the appt manager thing so I don't know what to do please help thank you in avdvance for any help
ok so i will try that but i looked at the update thing and it needs an internet connection to update programs or install new ones but I cant access the internet to download it so well ok ill try that any way thank you for your reply
I don't know what else to tell you besides if you want your package you need to get it from the internet. If you can tell me what the software is called maybe I'd know an alternative or something.
the app is system tools configure network card as basic as that and i found one way of getting it i had to download 4.5 gb of other stuff to get that one app tho anymore help would be appriceated thanks
Is thisit? That seemed the most promising result of a search for wireless on packages.ubuntu.com. That would probably be the best place to be searching if you haven't found that site already. It doesn't look like the dependencies should be that much more, I think you should already have libc, so you just might need libiw28. If you can download those using a different computer and transfer them to the ubuntu system you should be able to install those with the command sudo dpkg -i [package names], assuming these are what you're looking for.
I'm not clear what software you're talking about here. If you use WEP or open networking, you can just use the network-admin program, which is installed by default (it's under the administration menu in gnome).
Perhaps your talking about the Network Manager applet, (which is necessary to get WPA encryption working). This is not part of the default install, it is true (the package name is network-manager-gnome). However, if you control the wireless hub, drop your standards long enough to install it - use open or WEP encryption as set up with the default packages, install network-manager-gnome and then configure WPA.
One thing to note about getting network manager working, which has me totally confused for ages - make sure you comment out anything in the /etc/network/interfaces file regarding your wireless NIC before configuring network manager.