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Old 09-30-2011, 08:51 PM   #16
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Then maybe verify what Knightron says ... check the groups that the user belongs to.
Maybe you didn't add the user to the "netdev" group ?
lol, woops, that's what i meant, 'netdev', not 'udev' lol

you can add your user to netdev by su, to root and then:

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usermod -a -G netdev <your username>
 
Old 09-30-2011, 10:13 PM   #17
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Then what should I do?
Post what type of encryption scheme your wireless network uses - WEP, WPA, WPA2. This will help us give you the right advice.

Also post which program you're attempting to set up your wireless network with: wicd, network-manager, rc.inet1 / wpa_supplicant
 
Old 10-01-2011, 10:37 AM   #18
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My keyboard layout is correct, and the wifi key is correct.

My user doesn't belong to any groups. How would I add it to a group without recreating it?
 
Old 10-01-2011, 10:55 AM   #19
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Use the usermod command to add an existing user to a group.
 
Old 10-01-2011, 07:51 PM   #20
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My keyboard layout is correct, and the wifi key is correct.

My user doesn't belong to any groups. How would I add it to a group without recreating it?
If you read my post two messages above your own, i tell you the exact command to add your self to the netdev group.
 
Old 10-02-2011, 05:49 PM   #21
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I found the problem! For the key that I put in, I chose the wrong type of key. Now I have wifi. Thanks everyone for helping me connect to the internet!
 
  


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