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Old 07-10-2007, 05:28 PM   #1
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WiFi Only Connects Using Shell, GUI Fails on Fiesty 7.04 / Dell 1350 WiFi Card

This one has me puzzled. I am making this post through my WiFi connection on my Ubuntu 7.04 Laptop, even though the network manager says I'm not connected to anything.

I used this tutorial on getting my Dell 1350 WiFi card driver installed and functional, but I have to type the following commands in the shell to get the card connected to my wireless network.

sudo iwconfig wlan0 essid Home
sudo dhclient wlan0
After running that, I get this output indicating that it worked.

Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.4
Copyright 2004-2006 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit

Listening on LPF/wlan0/00:90:4b:d1:fd:90
Sending on   LPF/wlan0/00:90:4b:d1:fd:90
Sending on   Socket/fallback
DHCPREQUEST on wlan0 to port 67
bound to -- renewal in 123914 seconds.
When I try to use the GUI application that now sits on my tray, it will sit there and try to connect to 'Home' (my WiFi SSID) for a couple minutes, and then fail. When I try to connect to my wired network, it does it without a problem.

Thanks in advance for any advice.
Old 07-10-2007, 09:43 PM   #2
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I'm sorry I can't give any advice. I have a similar problem on Feisty. I have to do the ifconfig and iwconfig manually when logging into my home network.


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