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Old 11-15-2006, 02:09 AM   #1
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search wireless network


I installed ubuntu edgy on my laptop and it detected all pieces of hardware and installed them. My 802.11b card works on my university's public wi-fi network but at home I cannot find any wi fi network. Is there any way to search for available network like in windows?
 
Old 11-15-2006, 11:01 AM   #2
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do this to find out what device your wireless card is


Code:
iwconfig
then

Code:
 iwconfig ethx power on

ethx is whatever your wireless device is

then

Code:
 iwlist ethx scanning

should find available networks
 
Old 11-15-2006, 12:15 PM   #3
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thanks, it finds all available networks. but somehow I cannot connect to my wi fi network using network_tools GUI. Is there any way to connect to my wi fi network using terminal?
 
Old 11-15-2006, 12:16 PM   #4
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it works

thanks, it finds all available networks. but somehow I cannot connect to my wi fi network using network_tools GUI. Is there any way to connect to my wi fi network using terminal?
 
Old 11-15-2006, 12:25 PM   #5
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sounds like a job for NetworkManager...normally before Edgy you just did

apt-get install NetworkManager
Code:
up2date-rc.d NetworkManager default
so it will run automatically


now Edgy uses Upstart...which I am unsure of

NetworkManager should also detect the networks and allow you to connect to them. I think it might even be included by default on gnome 2.16 which Edgy uses
 
Old 11-15-2006, 12:28 PM   #6
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If the wireless network is not encrypted then the following command should connect you:

sudo dhclient ethx

where "ethx" is your wireless interface.

If it is encrypted, then I don't know (but would like to!)

HTH
 
  


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