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Old 07-06-2014, 06:44 PM   #1
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Ubuntu 12.04 Laptop Connects to One WPA2-Perosnal Wireless Network but Not Another


My nephew's Asus Windows 7-Ubuntu 12.04 1aptop connects to the wireless network in his own house in WPA2 Perosnal Security mode when running Windows 7 but not Ubuntu 12.04. However, when he brings it to my house, it connects to my WPA2-Personal wireless network without any trouble.

When I take my Ubuntu 12.04 MacBook laptop to his place, it connects all right to his wireless network.

I wonder what prevents his laptop from working with his own wireless network. What can I do to isolate this strange problem? The computer has plenty of spare RAM and hard-disk space available. One clue I've been given is that the trouble began after my nephew added some virtulization software to Windows 7, but he is not ready to delete it from his machine at the moment.

Thank you very much.

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Old 07-06-2014, 07:32 PM   #2
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Ubuntu 12.04 Laptop Connects to One WPA2-Perosnal Wireless Network but Not Another

Only thing I can think is he got his WPA2 password typed wrong on the Ubuntu install. Delete the connection and reload.
 
Old 07-06-2014, 11:09 PM   #3
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Only thing I can think is he got his WPA2 password typed wrong on the Ubuntu install. Delete the connection and reload.
I agree with zaivala
 
Old 07-06-2014, 11:34 PM   #4
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I don't know about Ubuntu but gnome network manager in debian has the option to"Forget Network".
 
Old 07-07-2014, 08:14 AM   #5
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Hi, Everyone,

Is the WPA2 password the same as the wireless-network password? If that's true, then my nephew didn't type his WPA2 password wrong. Thanks.

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Old 07-07-2014, 10:39 AM   #6
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Yes but some access points also have a wep pin # that you can use as an alternative.
 
Old 07-07-2014, 03:22 PM   #7
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Some routers may have some statement like request one encryption where another setting may be require a type of encryption. Log on to router to decide.

As the ideas above or consider changing password on router or reducing the security level for tests.
 
Old 07-08-2014, 03:26 PM   #8
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Hi, Everyone,

I haven't seen anything unusually different in my nephew's Linksys wireless-n router's configuration setup from my Verizon FiOS Actiontek router's. Nor have I read anything like what you're describing. In other words, I may be a neophyte as far as wireless routers are concerned. Thanks you very much just the same.

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