wirless

Asked by jason shaw on 2009-05-07

down loaded ubuntu but wirless does not work it says error in autorun

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kernowyon (kernowyon) said : #1

You will need to provide some more detail in order for others to be able to assist.

Do you know the chipset used by your wireless? Is it a USB dongle, pcmcia card, built in or some other wireless adapter? If it is built in, perhaps giving the make and model of your computer/laptop might help to identify the wireless chipset it will use.

At the very least, in addition to the info above, can you give the output of the following commands typed into a Terminal (Applications > Accessories > Terminal)

lsusb (if your wireless is a USB stick or similar)

lspci (if it is built in)

iwconfig

More will probably be needed, but that will do for a start :)

Hi,

Please first connect your network card to the wireless router using an ethernet cable (also known as a LAN cable).

In order to gather essential troubleshooting information about your wireless card, please follow this procedure:

Step 1: Open Terminal from "Applications->Accessories->
Terminal"

Step 2: Run the following commands (copy-paste each line below to the Terminal then hit <enter> after each line)

sudo iwlist scanning
sudo lshw -C network
lspci -nn
lsusb
uname -a
dmesg | grep ound
dmesg | grep witch
iwconfig

Step 3: Please post results (copy/paste terminal output from each command) on this thread

Step 4: Please also provide us with the exact model and make of pc that you are using

Keep in mind that one or more of the following 4 basic components need to be configured correctly so that wireless can work correctly in Linux:

Wireless configuration in the BIOS, hardware wireless switch setting, active wireless driver version, and firmware for the wireless chipset (stored as a file in Linux).

Regards,

Mark

Hi,

Please first connect your network card to the wireless router using an ethernet cable (also known as a LAN cable).

In order to gather essential troubleshooting information about your wireless card, please follow this procedure:

Step 1: Open Terminal from "Applications->Accessories->
Terminal"

Step 2: Run the following commands (copy-paste each line below to the Terminal then hit <enter> after each line)

cat /etc/lsb-release
sudo iwlist scanning
sudo lshw -C network
lspci -nn
lsusb
uname -a
dmesg | grep ound
dmesg | grep b43
iwconfig

Step 3: Please post results (copy/paste terminal output from each command) on this thread

Step 4: Please also specify the exact model and make of your PC (if known) on this thread

Keep in mind that one or more of the following 5 basic components need to be configured correctly so that wireless can work correctly in Linux:

Wireless configuration in the BIOS, hardware wireless switch setting, active wireless driver version, the firmware for the wireless chipset (stored as a file in Linux), and the configuration of the wireless parameters in wicd or NetworkManager (SSID broadcast settings, encryption settings, name of wireless interface stored in wicd, the chosen channel for wireless transmission, ...) .

Regards,

Mark

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