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yorksett 04-23-2010 03:05 PM

Ubuntun 9 creates new internet connection each time and drops
I could not find an answer to this. I can connect to the internet no problem after I edit the connection name to NETGEAR instead of our last name. After a while it looks like it renews the connection and created a new one with the wrong name. The connection drops. It looks to me it is not using the same wireless connection each time but creating new ones that do not work for the above mentioned reason.
What can I do to stop the loop and have it use the same connection always?


nimnull22 04-23-2010 08:16 PM

If you talk about wireless connection, you can try instead of AP name (for example NETGEAR), use its MAC address.
Or check if you have kind of "preferred networks" with auto connect option. Disable them, choose "manual connect".

yorksett 04-23-2010 09:26 PM

Yes, that is what I am talking about. I found the MAC address but it wants more numbers and I do not know where/what those are.
Is there a place I can look for SSID etc?

nimnull22 04-23-2010 11:09 PM

iwlist wlan0 scan

tredegar 04-24-2010 06:15 AM

Network Manager never worked for me.

Wicd works well.

yorksett 04-25-2010 08:19 PM

I tried installing wicd on ubuntun 9.04, after many attempts finally gave up and ended up reinstalling 8.04, had to install a couple of other packages for required dependencies, ran wicd and it worked like a dream. I was online with a fixed ip in no time.
Thanks for your help

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