Tips to help u get wicd up and running
Ok what I will try to do in this post is help some people out that is trying to install WICD,or
have WICD(WICKED)installed already and is just trying to establish an wireless network connection..
Lets say you just installed WICD from your Terminal
(you know installpkgthen just drop the wicd .txz file in the terminal press enter)
restart log back in and WICD will be in your task bar.
Next you will open the WICD Network Manager..
Let it scan for your router...once it is found(assuming u know your router name), open properties
and enter your wireless key(If you have one)where it ask you to use encryption..
now try to connect most likely WICD will not be able to find your I.P address(at least this was the case for me)
So now there are a few thing that we will have to do...
1. In WICD Network Manager I Clicked on Network (right Next to the Disconnect all)Then I selected create an Ad-Hoc Network.
2. ESSID-- Enter your wireless network name (If you Do not know your wireless name look on your router you will find it along with your wireless password)
3. I.P-- DO NOT CHANGE THIS(LEAVE AS IT IS)
4.CHANNEL-- set the channel of your ESSID (Most likely 1,2,3,4,5,6,7...) it will be next to your ESSID on WICD Network Manager screen..
5.I clicked activate internet connection sharing
and if you have an WEP key enter it were asked..
after that u should have an connection to the internet BUT u might not be able to surf the web
so this is what u will do...In WICD Network Manager click on the preferences > external programs
and where is says DHCP Client make sure u have dhclient selected or dhcpcd
DO NOT SELECT AUTOMATIC
click ok and now you are going to open up the terminal and enter this command in bold
dhclient wlan0if u selected dhclient or dhcpcd wlan0 if u selected dhcpcd
(i prefer dhcpcd)
it will take about one minute to load the information. when complete u will be able to surf the web YAY
Hope this will help people
and for the advance helpers can you me any flaws u see in this post to help me and future posts
please comment and let me know in new to this all
Please don't type in all capitals, as it looks like you're shouting. In addition, please spell out words.
Thank you for sharing your experience. But in the future would you mind not using all capital letters? That's considered shouting. And also please spell out your words and use correct spelling, that would make reading your post easier. Off the Zero Reply List.
@Nylex sorry for all the caps and missed spelled words.. it took me 5 days to get the internet to work on slackware..so when it happened i were too excited sorry again...
@EricTRA Thank you for the tips
I'm looking forward to trying out your document. It seems quite straight forward.
Do you have any suggestions for someone who does not currently have any network access? I need to load wicd for Ubuntu 10.04 and only after I get it will I have a chance of access the Internet.
Finally, I see just two lines in all caps. As far as I'm concerned, a paragraph in all caps is shouting. A word or statement in all caps is EMPHASIS, similar to the college prof who says, "You might see this on a test." On the other hand, if that's all people had to complain about, I'd say it means your document is excellent.
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