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Old 08-04-2011, 07:48 PM   #1
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Ubuntu 10.04 does not connect to Motorola Droid 2 mobile hotspot

I have a desktop computer running a completely updated Ubuntu 10.04. I connect an RAlink wireless adapter. It is recognized and can connect to a Linksys wireless access point. I have set the Droid hotspot to no security, channel 11, and never time out. The computer sees the Droid 2 and tries to connect but fails. Can anyone suggest a solution?

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Old 08-06-2011, 10:10 AM   #2
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Looks like the Droid has problems with 802.11n

Maybe try falling back to 802.11g
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I am using Linux Mint 11 and I can connect to my Droid 2, however, when I upgrade to Linux Mint 12 I get the same result - I can see the Droid 2 hotspot but it fails to connect. I have used open network and WPA2 security. No success either way.

I have tried nearly a dozen newer Linux distros, all have failed. This includes (but not necessarily exclusively):
- Ubuntu 11.10
- Fedora 16
- OpenSUSE 12.1
- Debian GNU/Linux 6
- Mandriva 2011
- KahelOS 111111
- Chakra GNU/Linux 2011.11
- Zorin OS 3.1
- Bodhi Linux 1.2.1
- Pinguy OS 10.04.3

Sorry for hitching onto this thread. Should I start a new thread?

BTW, I don't know how to force Linux to use 802.11g. Is there a "G" setting in the Linux WiFi settings? I haven't found a switch on the Droid Hotspot app.
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I started a new thread for my issue above:


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