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Old 01-24-2008, 03:24 PM   #16
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I don't know on Vista. Try "iwconfig channel auto" then "dhclient wlan0"

Do all of that as root in case I haven't mentioned it before
 
Old 01-24-2008, 03:55 PM   #17
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Error: unrecognised wireless request "auto"
 
Old 01-25-2008, 06:56 AM   #18
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I am proud to say I have upgraded to Ubuntu 7.10. It's great. I'm updating the system online now and will check the wireless after that.
 
Old 01-25-2008, 08:37 AM   #19
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So everything went well with the new installation and configuration. 7.10 is awesome. But, I still can't pick up any wifi networks. Even tried with Wifi-Radar. Same as with 5.04
 
Old 01-25-2008, 09:22 AM   #20
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By any chance do you a wireless router hanging around? It's kind of hard to help diagnose this problem because I have no idea how vista handles internet connection sharing.
 
Old 01-26-2008, 06:13 AM   #21
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Nope. Only my two laptops and a PDA.
 
Old 01-27-2008, 09:46 AM   #22
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Ok let me ask a few questions to see if we can attack this problem from another angle. Do you absolutely have to run Vista on one of your laptops? If not, perhaps we can dual boot linux on that same laptop and get it to bridge the wireless connection to the ethernet card attached to your internet connection.

So next question, what kind of internet service do you use? Cable, DSL, ISDN, dialup?

Also, are you worried about securing your wireless connection? If you are not worried about anyone else connecting to your internet connection then we can just bridge the two network cards together and call it good. If you do want to secure it then we will have to delve into filters and rules.
 
Old 01-27-2008, 10:26 AM   #23
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Okay, here is the scenario:

My Vista laptop is brand new and I don't want to interfere with warrentee requierments. Also, sometimes it happens where I want or have to install a Microsoft based program and for that I need Windows right? Windows is also the only OS I can use to get on the internet at the moment. I connect to the internet via a embedded 3G card in my Dell D630 laptop. I have installed Ubuntu on that laptop in the mean time too, and trying to get the internal 3G card to work with Linux. I have a tread on that here.

At the moment I'm purely using Vista as a "server". My other Dell Inspiron 5150 with Ubuntu is connected to it via a crossover cable for internet access at the moment.

The Wi-Fi network I want to create must defnintly be secure. Here in South Africa our internet connections is not the cheapest and I only have 500MB per month. The last few months I added more and will probably upgrade to a 1GB package next month. So it will not be appreciated if someone else comes and uses my megs!
 
Old 01-28-2008, 07:49 PM   #24
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Can you post a screenshot of the internet connection sharing screen? I need to see what the settings are. That might be easier than me taking stabs in the dark.

Also since upgrading to the latest version of Ubuntu, have you tried "iwlist wlan0 scanning" again? If so, did it report anything differently?
 
Old 01-30-2008, 11:56 AM   #25
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Hi PhenuxRizing,

I've put the wifi thing on hold for the moment. I installed Ubunut on my vista pc too and got my USB modem to work, but I wont my internal card to work. Doesn't seem like there's many people that uses Linux on a laptop with a internet 3G card. I'm trying to get some help on thisthread. Can you take a look and see if you can help please?
 
Old 01-31-2008, 01:12 PM   #26
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Hey guys,

How do I check what internet interface I'm using. At the moment I'm using a USB 3G modem, but iwconfig and ifconfig doesn't show me that connection.

Thanks.
 
Old 01-31-2008, 07:16 PM   #27
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I took a look at the other thread and honestly I can't be of too help. The only thing I know about 3G cards in Linux is that some of them can be controlled using modem AT commands. These are some of the same commands issued to dialup modems.
 
  


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