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I'm a rookie at this stuff but, could you get a copy of Knoppix and try it to see if that OS will hook up to your wireless?
What got me started was that I'd tried two different Linux systems and got disgusted with their inability to go on the Internet. Then for kicks, I run the "live" boot Knoppix and Wham!, no programming, no configuaration (in fact, at the time, MS was fouled up and wouldn't go on-line without the wireless card CD run to load drivers).
Point is, if Knoppix will work, couldn't you check the settings information on it and set your OS to the same thing?
They're both Debian-based which is why I tried Unbuntu (which also worked "out of the box") on my hard drive.
If this approach won't work, I hope one of the experts out there why tell me why. I think getting on line is (or configuring for it) is one of the things that turns off new users since you can't access all these great forums to aid you.
Best of Luck (and talent).
I think I may have found the problem
Network Manager cannot be installed on your computer type (i386)
Either the application requires special hardware features or the vendor decided to not support your computer type
I have a Dell Latitute D610
Does anyone know is this computer is not supported and what I should do?
I recommend you remove gnome-network-manager and disable nm-applet, if still present, in System-> Preferences-> Sessions-> Startup Programs tab. With Synaptic install wifi-radar which IMHO is a better solution anyway.
You might want to think about leaving your wireless wide open (no wap or encryption) just until you figure out your problem here, just so you know if the problem is getting things to work at all, or if it's with the encyption protecting your wireless network.
I also had to download various libraries that these .deb files were dependent on. It was a pain and took a while but now I'm on the internet and finishing the install of edgy.
to Budword, Fragos, MunkeeWrench Thank you so much for all the help, you guys have great. I really appreciate it. Have a great weekend.
Distribution: Switched to regualr Ubuntu, because I don't like KDE4, at all. Looks like vista on crack.....
Hi, I'm glad it all worked out for you. Thank you for posting exactly what finally worked for you, so others can see it and save some time. If you ever need a pointer or two feel free to IM me on yahoo, screen name of vagabondgambler.
When I typed in pppoeconf. I got the following:
"sorry, I scanned 2 interfaces, but the Access concentrator of your provider did not respond. Please check your network and modem cables. Another reason for the scan failure may also be another running pppoe process which controls the modem"
Well, I know that my wireless is working. And the rest of the message I don't understand. Do you have any suggestions?
FYI: My wireless is WPA
It seems that my computer sees my neighbors wireless which is a local elementary school and not locked but does not see mine.
Can't understand why this problem has not been solved.
Where are you in the world because I do not think you should be working at the pppoe level at all with wireless.
Try changing the desktop to KDE as the programs for wireless are really the best of all the distros.