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Old 02-18-2011, 02:20 PM   #1
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accessing dlink router at motel

Switched to Ubuntu a few months ago, love it. However compatability crops up from time to time. I'm trying to access a dlink 655 router used at the motel I'm staying at and it just spins and spins. Does anyone know of a patch that will work?
Old 02-18-2011, 03:14 PM   #2
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What exactly do you mean by "spins and spins"? Does it give you an error message? What kind of authentication is the hotel using?
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Have you talked to the front desk to find out how to contact the router? Most of the places I have used require a user and password given to you by the front desk. They give it out to registered guests.

They run DHCP, almost exclusively, so you should start by opening a terminal, run 'ifconfig wlan0' and see if you have an IP address. 'iwconfig' will show the wireless options. 'iwlist scan' should list the wireless access points your system is seeing.

BTW, wlan0 is the name of your wireless interface. Yours may differ, 'ifconfig' by itself will list all interfaces, from that you can find out what your wireless interface is named. ( all commands without the quotes...)

One last thought. If you have added ANY program that deals with either wired or wireless interfaces, it may have screwed up the Wireless Manager applet that is standard on all buntu installs. I added WICD, then neither worked. The fix was to use only one. So, either pic the wireless applet, or WICD,not both.

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Old 02-21-2011, 03:44 PM   #4
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Normally the wireless works well. It gives all the available networks and I click on the one I want and it works. At this motel it registers it as an available network. When I click on it it asks for the password, which I give. Then the little icon spins and spins and reasks for the password. It will not connect. The password is correct, the signal strength is good it just will not connect. This has never happened before. I run karmic koala and when I first installed it I was required to use the ndiswrapper program to make my wireless card work. I'm sure that there is some way to fix this and I thank-you very much for your assistance.
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On the router label there an ip asddress type it into address bar and login to setup system.
dlink gives you the encrypted password at end of setup, which you can change.


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