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Old 09-04-2012, 06:23 PM   #1
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Ubuntu 10.04 Detecting Wireless Networks but Will Not Connect

Hi. I realize this question has been asked many a time, but I couldn't find a solution going through all the past threads.
I recently installed Ubuntu 10.04. All of the wireless networks are showing up, including my home network. But when I attempt to connect, it tries for a couple minutes and fails. I've entered the password correctly. Can anyone guide me on what steps I need to take? Thanks.
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Old 09-04-2012, 07:07 PM   #3
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The password has been typed correctly and visually confirmed.
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That's out of the way then. Have you checked if your hardware is compatible with Ubuntu 10.04?
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How strong is the signal?
I have the same problem at my Sisters house, she has crappy internet service.
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The signal strength is very good. I would like to stay at 10.04 because I'm going to be developing Android on Ubuntu 10.04 (it has been completely tested on this version).
So I downloaded the drivers to my wireless adapter (there are linux drivers for my wireless card). How do I go about installing them from the command line?

It's detecting my network with very good signal, but it will not connect. It seems like there's some setting that could be preventing connection.
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I had Ubuntu 10.04 Studio with Ultimate Edition for 2 years and loved it!

Anyway I had a fussy/buggy wireless connection like you. The connection was strong but wouldn't connect no matter what I did. Finally I had to do 2 things.

I installed the rt73 driver to accommodate my wusb54gc (wireless adapter)
And "I wouldn't do this unless there is no other way" I installed Ndis Wrapper

Regards and good luck.


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