I am currently using Ubuntu. Im very new to linux, and installed it on my laptop to learn and play with it a while ago, and it was easy setup and instantly connected to network. Though I hadnt used it for a few months after installing, recently I decided to give it another shot and to my surprise it no longer had internet access. I messed around a bit, and then probably broke something so reinstalled the full thing last night.
Ive done some research, it is atheros (ath0) and the network .. button .. cannot list my network.
I believe my router is : whirlpool . net . au / index.cfm?a=h_view&model_id=28 (cannot post url, so remove spaces
)DLink-614+, I dont know if its a big difference.
I have download madwifi, copied to cd and put on ubuntu but I was reading and saw madwifi already was installed ( though when I tried a reinstall using "make" bash error that it couldn't find the make command? Oh well.. )
I have read and most of what worked for others didnt seem to work for me, Ive been thinking there may be some network setting thats ruining it, but it shouldn't considering my dad's windows laptop instantly connects with no configuring.
EDIT: Also, I have connected ethernet thats hooked up to this computer to Ubuntu (before reinstall) and would instantly be able to connect.
EDIT2: I have kept looking into it, device manager lists the Atheros and I checked all networks and have seen a neighbor or twos, but I cannot connect even to their insecure networks - therefore I think its a problem with linux itself, but am definitely not positive.