Wireless Router

Asked by Alinacarson1 on 2008-07-16

Hi

I just switched over to Ubuntu from Vista ,Just installed Ubuntu, but cant get on the internet tried everything.

I have Linksys Router WRT54GR and a wireless USB Network adapter Linksys WUSB54G - Version 4

Can someone help me or I am going to back to Vista, the best operating system in the world

Thanks

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2008-08-12
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ani (njani) said : #1

hi...

from the sound of it, you've probably already tried the troubleshooting steps in the "internet" section of "help and support"... if not, i'd recommend giving steps 3.1/"wireless networking" through "using windows wireless drivers"... after following the instructions, my wireless connection was running in 8.04/hardy via a linksys router beautifully. the most difficult part of the instructions, for me, was making sure i found the right .inf file. (oh, and when using terminal, if you are entering a sudo command and are prompted for your password, just type your password and hit return. you will not see any characters when you type your password, but the data is being recognized by your computer nonetheless.)

hope this helped...

Alinacarson1 (alinacarson1) said : #2

Ok

I will try again , but pls step by step that I should do , I have been using Ubuntu for about 30 minutes , this is all ne wto me.

Thank You

Tobias Wolf (towolf) said : #3

The USB thingie you got is problematic. There is no good driver for it. Look for a better one, i.e., serch Google to get other peoples’ opinion about how good it works with Linux.

Besides, there is a way to make you Netgear device work in Ubuntu, but it isn’t pretty to get there.

ani (njani) said : #4

hi...
sorry it's taken so long to reply... alinacarson1, if you would still like to try getting online via the linksys router, here are those step-by-step directions adapted from the help and support section of hardy (that i hope help):
1. go to applications ---> accessories ---> terminal
2. open terminal
3. type the following command: sudo lshw -C network (when prompted for your password, type your password and hit enter... you will not see what you are typing but continue typing anyway...)
4. in the output (which you will see in the terminal window), look for the driver that corresponds with your wireless adaptor (not linksys b/c your adaptor is the device with your computer's ip address)
5. if your wireless adaptor driver is present but not working, you will need to install your windows wireless driver (this step gave me some trouble, i.e., locating and actually being able to isolate and install the correct .inf file... if it gives you trouble, too, let me know, and i will reply again asap... otherwise, i'd rather wait to see if you are experiencing the same trouble rather than adding potential confusion!)
6. if your driver is working, we need to check that your router is configured properly, so, to do that, go back to terminal and enter the command: iwconfig
7. reading the output, look for ESSID=""
8. b/c we were experiencing the same problem (i.e., cannot connect via linksys router), i am going to guess the ESSID="" text will be in your output (if not, let me know, and we can go from there...)
9. that said, we need to check the domain name server (DNS) is receiving/sending data/packets, so, in terminal type: ping 82.211.81.158
10. i'm going to guess you will not find a connection present, therefore...
11. in terminal type: gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/aliases
12. in the output, look for alias net-pf-10 ipv6 and change ipv6 to off

these 12 steps (in a nutshell) got me connected via a linksys router.

also, if i'm giving any incorrect info, please let me know and i apologize in advance! these steps worked for me, so i hope they are useful to you, too!

Alinacarson1 (alinacarson1) said : #5

Hi There

I need some serious help , I dont understand these terminal things, I put gas in my car and drive , I dont look at anything else.

I tried my best but still some position

Help me or I will jump off a bridge

Thank You
Alina

--- On Fri, 7/18/08, ani <email address hidden> wrote:

From: ani <email address hidden>
Subject: Re: [Question #39365]: Wireless Router
To: <email address hidden>
Date: Friday, July 18, 2008, 9:02 AM

Your question #39365 on Ubuntu changed:
https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+question/39365

ani proposed the following answer:
hi...
sorry it's taken so long to reply... alinacarson1, if you would still like
to try getting online via the linksys router, here are those step-by-step
directions adapted from the help and support section of hardy (that i hope
help):
1. go to applications ---> accessories ---> terminal
2. open terminal
3. type the following command: sudo lshw -C network (when prompted for your
password, type your password and hit enter... you will not see what you are
typing but continue typing anyway...)
4. in the output (which you will see in the terminal window), look for the
driver that corresponds with your wireless adaptor (not linksys b/c your adaptor
is the device with your computer's ip address)
5. if your wireless adaptor driver is present but not working, you will need to
install your windows wireless driver (this step gave me some trouble, i.e.,
locating and actually being able to isolate and install the correct .inf file...
if it gives you trouble, too, let me know, and i will reply again asap...
otherwise, i'd rather wait to see if you are experiencing the same trouble
rather than adding potential confusion!)
6. if your driver is working, we need to check that your router is configured
properly, so, to do that, go back to terminal and enter the command: iwconfig
7. reading the output, look for ESSID=""
8. b/c we were experiencing the same problem (i.e., cannot connect via linksys
router), i am going to guess the ESSID="" text will be in your output
(if not, let me know, and we can go from there...)
9. that said, we need to check the domain name server (DNS) is
receiving/sending data/packets, so, in terminal type: ping 82.211.81.158
10. i'm going to guess you will not find a connection present, therefore...
11. in terminal type: gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/aliases
12. in the output, look for alias net-pf-10 ipv6 and change ipv6 to off

these 12 steps (in a nutshell) got me connected via a linksys router.

also, if i'm giving any incorrect info, please let me know and i
apologize in advance! these steps worked for me, so i hope they are
useful to you, too!

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ani (njani) said : #6

OH NO, Alinacarson1!

"Help me or I will jump off a bridge" is a very serious thought, to say in the least! so, how can we get you appropriate help?

with regard to terminal, it might be useful to start at linux/unix basics. then, it might be easier to configure your computer to get online via a linksys router. because you are able to use launchpad, i'm going to assume you have some internet access... that said, here are links to 2 sites and 1 tutorial written for the beginning linux/unix user (this is where you can learn more about terminal):

http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/terminal
http://www.tuxfiles.org/
http://www.ee.surrey.ac.uk/Teaching/Unix/index.html

as for feeling frustrated enough to jump off a bridge... here is a link for emotional support:

http://suicideandmentalhealthassociationinternational.org/Crisis.html

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