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Old 09-10-2007, 02:00 AM   #1
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configuring wi-fi in ubuntu

can anybody tell me how to configure wi-fi in ubuntu???
i'll appreciate any kind of help...

Thanking you all...
Old 09-10-2007, 02:21 AM   #2
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That question leaves plenty of room to be creative. You need a driver for the wifi card. It's a module. You need to find out which driver you need, install it with synaptic, apt-get, or some package manager, and use kwifimanager to configure it. Kwifimanger might even install the driver. Play around a little, but whatever you do, don't screw up. I have faith in you.
Old 09-10-2007, 07:09 AM   #3
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Thanks for your help but i'm using gnome.. so i guess kwifimanager is not available. Is there any wifi manager for gnome??

i haven't screwed it up yet n thanx for your faith.
i'm a newbie in linux so could you help me out?
Please don't get irritated if i can't understand some things...

finally, i appreciate your help..

and ya you are Awesome..
Old 09-10-2007, 07:14 AM   #4
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network-manager-gnome. I bet it's already running; an icon near the clock.
Old 09-10-2007, 07:31 AM   #5
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its not running beside my clock. can u give me its location???
Old 09-10-2007, 08:33 AM   #6
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Desktop -> Admin (or System) ->Network

Then you will be asked to give your root password.
Next you will find several network card named eth0, eth1, eth2.....One of these is the wireless card. Go on "properties" and insert your parameters (IP, gateway, netmask, ESSID, wep/wpa key).

Type "/etc/init.d/dhcpd restart" and everything should be working. If not, you maybe need to install appropriate modules depending on the wireless card you have
Old 09-12-2007, 06:32 AM   #7
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Thank you all for your help and co-operation.

I finally learnt how to configure wi-fi in Ubuntu..

Best regards,


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