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Old 11-18-2012, 04:34 PM   #1
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WiFi won't connect on Asus laptop

I have a new Asus laptop that I would like to run Ubuntu on, but the wireless will not connect. It sees the network and asks for the password, but does not connect. I have tried editing the connection to match my other laptop (an older HP) which works fine, but still no luck. I have 12.04 LTS running alongside Win7. The connection works fine in Win7.
Any ideas how to get the WiFi connected in Ubuntu? I'd really like to get rid of the Win7, but I need to be able to connect to the internet via the WiFi.
Thanks for any help.
Old 11-18-2012, 04:51 PM   #2
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Hello Mcorbett1,

first thing would be checking which wireless adapter the computer has, execute the following command and post the output here
sudo lspci -k | grep -iA3 wire
this will also show which kernel-module is loaded for the adapter.

Please execute the commands
sudo iwconfig
sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
sudo iwlist wlan0 scan | grep -i ssid
and tell us if there are errormessages or post the output here.



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