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Old 10-25-2009, 05:33 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by jomen View Post
ps:
you talk about a 100 m cable
If you are that far away from the wireless AP there could be problems with reception.
Also, from what I gathered, the device will only do the slower b-mode (802.11b) and will probably not support WPA encryption.
...only to prevent surprises...
Its a long way to walk but the bedroom is actually directly above the router. 802.11b gives me 22Mb which is a lot faster than my ADSL connection so still no problems. I was using the PC with XP so I know how well it performs, unfortunately XP hangs regularly so I though I would give Linux a go before binning the old girl. Strange with all my prodding and tweaking it has never crashed once under Linux.
 
Old 10-25-2009, 06:30 PM   #32
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o.k. then
the more important part (in terms of getting closer to getting it to work) is still unanswered:
Code:
uname -r
which will tell the kernel-version you run
And also:
Which Ubuntu is it? The newest (karmic) I hope.
or jaunty...or which?

Based on that info you (or we) can find and download the needed packages from here:
http://packages.ubuntu.com/
and install them via apt-get on commandline
 
Old 10-25-2009, 07:53 PM   #33
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Hi,

'100m' is not the best length for wireless but can be doable. A lot depends on construction techniques and composition of the walls.

 
Old 10-26-2009, 08:08 AM   #34
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I now do have the newest Ubuntu installed in virtualbox - and have to bring to attention, that the module as well as the needed firmware for that card is already present - with no online-connection so far. Just the plain CD install.
Code:
lsmod | grep acx
should tell you that the module is loaded
if it is not, then
Code:
modprobe acx
will do that
- all commands with "sudo" in front when needed -
after you plug in the adapter, you should see something in the system logs.
To check, use one of these commands:
Code:
dmesg
cat /var/log/syslog
The documentation is old and it mentioned that network-manager needs to be disabled.
No relatively recent info on that that I could find.
So I suppose it is "just working"(TM) now.

What do you get from all these commands?
What happens if you right-click the network-manager icon?

And please tell what version of Ubuntu you are on.

From what I can see, it should just work - given that the network settings are correct (you need to fill them in - it will not ask you automatically as in windows).
 
Old 10-27-2009, 03:50 AM   #35
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Thanks for all the advice but unfortunately I am away from home this week, half term, and will get back on Sunday so will have a look then.

Many thanks to all and from memory I have version 9.04.
 
Old 10-27-2009, 08:09 AM   #36
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...and from memory I have version 9.04.
Then it is exactly the same I have referred to in the previous post, which means:
everything you need is already there - it should just work.
 
  


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