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Old 04-28-2014, 11:46 PM   #1
rhegg
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Newbie overwhelmed with setting up a wireless connection


After may hours of frustration, I finally installed Ubuntu 12.04.3 Lts. But now need help setting up the wireless connection. I'm overwhelmed with the glossary and information needed.
The router is Asus-RTN56u and running well with XP laptop and 2
Mac and a wireless printer.

The Wireless Connection
SSID: Asus
Mode: ?
BSSID: ?
Mac Address: I have
Cloned Mac Address: ? & why
MTU: ?

Wireless Security
Security: WPA&WPA2
Password: xxxxxx

IPv4 Setting
Method: ? and why

DHCP client I1 ?

IPv6 Setting
Method ? and why

Also while we are at it what would the setting be for the wired connection?

We have 2 Mac, 1 HP"Linux"laptop and 1 wireless printer running from this router.
Also, will the laptop be able to connect in public with these settings?
Thanks
 
Old 04-29-2014, 12:42 AM   #2
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You can see a networking icon on the panel.
Right click on it and select Enable wireless.
You can check the wireless connections, when you left click on the notification icon.

If you are not able to see connections. Right click on notification icon and click on Edit connections.
Select wireless tab > Click on Add > Select IPV4 > Select method Automatic (DHCP - Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol ) > click on Apply

Now you will be able to see this added connection in the list, when you left click on the notification icon.

Select the connection and wireless connection will be activated.
 
Old 04-29-2014, 12:52 PM   #3
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Hi,
sorry it did not work.
When I Save, (there is no Apply), it goes to Network Connections with Wireless Tab opened.
Wireless connection 1 is highlighted with a "never" .
If I click Add, I have to re-enter all the info again. Edit brings back to the previous screen.
I'll show what I have:
Connection name : Wireless connection 1
Connect Automatically: on

Wireless
SSID : asus
Mode : infrastructure (default)
BSSID : blank
Device MAC address: xx.xx.xx.xx.xx.xx
Cloned MAC address: blank
MTU : Automatic (default)

IPv4 Settings
Method : Automatic (DHCP) (default)
DHCP client ID: prompt but I left blank

IPv6 Settings
Method: Automatic (default)

Wireless Security
Security: I tried with the 7 different choices illustrated. To me the WPA & WPA2 Personal should the one because the router Authentication is WPA-Auto-Personal and I have the WPA-PSK key.
But when I Save it goes to Network Connections with the Wireless tab window open.
???
 
Old 04-29-2014, 08:06 PM   #4
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It sounds as if the wireless drivers may not be installed; some wireless chipsets are more difficult to get working than others. It's not that Linux does not support the wireless cards; it is that the wireless card manufacturers do not support Linux, at least not very well.

What make/model computer and what wireless chipset?

Running the command lspci in a terminal should answer the second question. Post the portion of the output of the command relevant to the wireless here, being sure to surround it with "code" tags, which become available when you click the "Go Advanced" button to the right of the "Post Quick Reply" button at the bottom of the reply window.
 
Old 04-29-2014, 10:49 PM   #5
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Hi,
I think I'm way in over my head with this...
I'm running a HP Pavilion dv 5040us notebook pc with AMD Turion64 mobile technology.
I can't get the lspi right now , i'm downloading a newer version of ubuntu.

But I can give you the Broadcom 802.11a/b/g WLAN driver details C:\WIDOWS \system32bcmwlcoi.dll and C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\BCMWL5.SYS
also the Device Instance Id:
PCl\VEN_14E4&DEV_4319&SUBSYS_1358103C&REV_02\4&13826118&0&1044 if this is any help

Also Realtek RTL8139 Family PCI Fast Ethernet NIC #2 driver detailsC:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\RLT8139sys
and the Device Incidence Id: PCI\VEN10EC&DEV_8139&SUBSYS_30A4103&REV_10\4\13826118&0&30A4


thanks for your patience
 
Old 04-30-2014, 08:39 PM   #6
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Broadcom can be problematical. It often takes an extra step or two to get it working.

This post might help get you started. http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ux-4175434970/
 
Old 04-30-2014, 09:44 PM   #7
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Hi, I'm back,
I don't know if I'm posting right.
Also, why is it difficult to log out. After I submit my post I should be able to click on "log out" and I'm gone, but it is not happening every time.
 
Old 05-01-2014, 05:23 PM   #8
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Hi,
I'm back again.
Is there a tutorial for posting?
Last night I posted the status of my installation, but it vanished. Also finding my thread and loging out,
"codes" and "Go Advanced", newbies have to learn everything at the same time.

I got it connected with cable and installed it. This is my first post with Linux...
Then a wireless driver update was ready to download for my Broadcom 802.11. After trying to install it, this message appeared:
"Please have a look at the log file for details : var/log/jockey.log"

Previously I tried to get the lspci with different extractors, but failed,(very little info). Tried Microsoft Devcon but could not unzip it, somehow IE and WINZIP could not locate a file.
Would Broadcom technical support help or this a no no for Linux? or is it a waste of time?
I'm impressed with Linux community and Ubuntu desktop.

Regards

I
 
Old 05-01-2014, 07:58 PM   #9
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Regarding logging out, the "remember me" checkbox is checked by default. Make sure you uncheck it.

As for posting, there are several tutorials about how to get the most out of Linux Questions: http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...xQuestions_org. You might start with the one on how to ask a question; it helped me a lot when I was new in these parts.

You can take a look at that log file; this article provides a good summary of ways to do so from the command line.

lspci is a command; you don't have to "get" it, it's already there. Open a terminal and type lspci and you'll get something like this (note that the computer I'm using does not have wireless, so there is no wireless-related information):

Code:
:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82915G/P/GV/GL/PL/910GL Memory Controller Hub (rev 04)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82915G/P/GV/GL/PL/910GL PCI Express Root Port (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.3 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev d3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FR (ICH6/ICH6R) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FW (ICH6/ICH6W) SATA Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV370 [Radeon X300]
01:00.1 Display controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RV370 [Radeon X300 SE]
03:00.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 04)
03:00.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy Game Port (rev 04)
03:00.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Creative Labs SB Audigy FireWire Port (rev 04)
03:01.0 Communication controller: Conexant Systems, Inc. HSF 56k Data/Fax Modem
03:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82562ET/EZ/GT/GZ - PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller (rev 03)
About dot com has a pretty good Linux reference oriented to persons new to Linux; I'd suggest you take a look at that to help get your feet wet.


Linux is different. Not harder, just different. Expect it to be different, take your time, and you will be okay. We'll be happy to help.

Remember, there was a learning curve with your previous OS; you just didn't notice it.
 
  


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