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Old 11-17-2017, 07:10 AM   #1
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Lightbulb cant connect studio 1737 to talktalk router on wireless, but can on Ethernet cable. everything was ok before going over to Linux


My dell studio 1737 was working ok before I changed to Linux, now I cant get wireless mode, possibly because I dont understand what info to put in. I have Ethernet cable and it is working ok, down on the right hand of the screen there is an icon for connections, I have a talktalk router with a wireless network name and a wireless password.
I tried Network Manager but was unable to get a reply to nm-applet ( to configure wireless)
The icon down on the bottom right for communication has names SSID and BSSID. which I am unfamilliar with.

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Old 11-17-2017, 12:43 PM   #2
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What distribution are you using? If you have Network Manager running you could try nm-applet to configure wireless connection.
 
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Old 11-18-2017, 03:22 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jamesowens View Post
I cant get wireless mode, possibly because I dont understand what info to put in.
let's assume that for starters.

important question:
which linux distribution did you install, and which desktop does it use?

usually there's a so-called system tray in the bottom-right corner.
one of the icons is a sort of network icon. try right- or left-clicking it, it should show you available networks, or maybe a "Enable networking" or "Enable wireless" entry that needs to be checked.
got all that?
 
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Old 11-18-2017, 01:28 PM   #4
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SSID is the name you have given your router. BSSID is the MAC Address of the router. http://sourcedaddy.com/networking/bs...and-essid.html

One thing you need to do is log onto your router. Find out what your SSID is, Network key, & the encryption method because you will need that to set it up, but don't share those things here. The only things we need to know at the moment is the name of your Linux Distribution & name of your Desktop Environment like KDE, Gnome, etc.
 
Old 11-18-2017, 04:50 PM   #5
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When responding to requests, open a new post rather than update your original.
Open a terminal - click the "Windows" button and type term - your window manager should offer a "terminaal" button as a match; click it. This will open what looks like a DOS window. Type the following commands exactly (or better cut-and-paste) and post all the output here.
Code:
set | grep -i desk
lsb_release -a
lspci -vv | grep -i -A 10 net
This should give us enough info on your envireonment to at least start to help.
 
  


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