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Old 01-11-2012, 09:05 PM   #1
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Network connection question


Hi!
I have a good connection on my Linux; Ubuntu side of my partition.

The connection icon light is green and shaped like 1/2 of a circle but I discovered today that a yellow padlock is attached to that green icon.

Anyone have any idea what that is about?

I think that's what's been preventing me from my Firefox browser from opening up.

Good advice is greatly appreciated
Thanks in advance
A confused
 
Old 01-11-2012, 09:22 PM   #2
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It normally means that the network is a secured network and requires a password.
 
Old 01-11-2012, 09:51 PM   #3
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Connection padlock

Frankbell:

I think I have locked myself out of my own connection

Now just gotta figure out how to undue what I did-

Thank You
 
Old 01-11-2012, 09:54 PM   #4
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When you click on the network manager icon, it should open a list of the available networks. Clicking on one of them opens a dialog for entering your credentials.

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Old 01-11-2012, 11:23 PM   #5
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Network and padlock

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When you click on the network manager icon, it should open a list of the available networks. Clicking on one of them opens a dialog for entering your credentials.
I clicked on my network that shows up.
Than the connection turns green and tells me " Connection Established"
But that yellow padlock is still there.
I even went to the Ubuntu forum and read a post with instructions.
Application> Accessories> Passwords and Encryption
I entered in the old password and left the new one blank like the man in the post mentions to due. That didn't make any difference. Even tried changing to a new password and well....that made no difference either.
The connection is good, green and established....I am baffled at why the Firefox browser say" Server Not Found" I even tried the Chromium Browser....same "Server Not ....
I'm just sitting here going
What do you think is going on?
 
Old 01-13-2012, 02:27 AM   #6
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I am online now; 01/13/12
It was as simple as putting in my key clicking connect shutting down my computer and rebooting and then I was online.
Thank You

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Old 01-13-2012, 09:19 PM   #7
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Glad you're up and running.
 
Old 01-14-2012, 12:24 AM   #8
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Up and running

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Glad you're up and running.

The process that finally helped me to get online was:
Code:
gksu gedit
and
Code:
blacklist <modulename>
In my case I had to blacklist the (rt2800) put my key in, click connect, shut down my computer and restart and have been online since.

I really thought it was a driver issue.....and so did the Geek Squad Rep I talked to thought as well-

It was a lot of blood, sweat and tears but worth it because I learned a lot in the process.


It's great to be online with my Linux/Ubuntu 10.04/Ultimate Edition 2.7! If I do upgrade I have my eye on the new Linux Mint 12!

Have a great one and thanks for your help.

Sincerely,
ZTCoracat
 
  


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