wireless network

Asked by amoateng on 2007-07-20

i can see my wireless network on the list.. and my computer 'can' connect too it.. but my internet isn't working.. a former linux user told me it is because the computer is set to use ethernet as it's default that's why my internet isn't working.. so i was wondering.. how do i change it to use my wireless internet?

p.s i use ubuntu 7.04

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Last query:
2007-07-20
Last reply:
2007-08-30

Hello,

another erason could be that your router is offline. Did you checked your roter settings?
br
Mathias

amoateng (bla-amoateng) said : #2

i think it's online.. the thing is, it see's the connection.. when i connect to it, it tells me the signal strength and all but when i use firefox or anything that needs internet, it can't connect..

anyways how can i check the router settings? i am totally new to linux and everything about it is confusing :p

Hello,
if you send me the name and the type of your router i will send you the
IP. It is something like 192.168.1.1
br
Mathias

amoateng (bla-amoateng) said : #4

can you please please please tell me step by step what i am supposed to do?

i kinda no my ip already but what am i supposed to do with it?

Okay,

at first move your mouse over the network-icon in the upper right
corner. Press the right mouse button and select properties. In the show
properties you find an entry standardroute. The open your browser ent
enter http://your IP and hit the enter key. Whats happens?
br
Mathias

amoateng (bla-amoateng) said : #6

well the thing is, the network icon up there doesn't give any 'properties' all it does is manual configurations.. but anyways i found the properties option through system > administrator > network

i didn't find the standardroute you said but when i typed in my ip address that way, it asked for the username and password (because i have the wired internet cable connected to my laptop) when i pulled it out, nothing came..

Hello,
do you know the username and password for your router? I would enter
these stuff and look for a wan status (online/offline) but the login to
your router is different to your ISP login.
br
Mathias

amoateng (bla-amoateng) said : #8

i really don't know anything about those stuff you know.. windows had
everything already set for me so i didn't get to learn about that.. and now
all of a sudden linux is blowing me up

On 7/20/07, Mathias Uebelacker <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> Your question #10088 on gnome-nettool in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/10088
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Mathias Uebelacker proposed the following answer:
> Hello,
> do you know the username and password for your router? I would enter
> these stuff and look for a wan status (online/offline) but the login to
> your router is different to your ISP login.
> br
> Mathias
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
>
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/10088/+confirm?answer_id=6
>
> If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
> following page to enter your feedback:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/10088
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> You received this question notification because you are a direct
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>

Hold on,
thats not really difficulty, you need two logins the first one is to
establish a connection between your computer and the router - thats
works. The second connection is to establish a connect to your internet
service provider. These information will be stored on your router. Your
router is connected to the internet.
-
well - you wrote in your last post you are connected via a lan cable?
works your connection via cable?
-
br
Mathias

amoateng (bla-amoateng) said : #10

yeah my connection works with the lan wire.. only the wireless one is
playing dumb

On 7/20/07, Mathias Uebelacker <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> Your question #10088 on gnome-nettool in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/10088
>
> Status: Open => Answered
>
> Mathias Uebelacker proposed the following answer:
> Hold on,
> thats not really difficulty, you need two logins the first one is to
> establish a connection between your computer and the router - thats
> works. The second connection is to establish a connect to your internet
> service provider. These information will be stored on your router. Your
> router is connected to the internet.
> -
> well - you wrote in your last post you are connected via a lan cable?
> works your connection via cable?
> -
> br
> Mathias
>
> --
> If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> know that it is solved:
>
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/10088/+confirm?answer_id=8
>
> If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
> following page to enter your feedback:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/10088
>
> You received this question notification because you are a direct
> subscriber of the question.
>

amoateng (bla-amoateng) said : #11

thank you very very very very very very much.. it finaly worked out for me..
i just had to click on an option

On 7/20/07, amoateng <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> Your question #10088 on gnome-nettool in ubuntu changed:
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/10088
>
> Status: Answered => Open
>
> You are still having a problem:
> yeah my connection works with the lan wire.. only the wireless one is
> playing dumb
>
> On 7/20/07, Mathias Uebelacker <email address hidden>
> wrote:
> >
> > Your question #10088 on gnome-nettool in ubuntu changed:
> >
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/10088
> >
> > Status: Open => Answered
> >
> > Mathias Uebelacker proposed the following answer:
> > Hold on,
> > thats not really difficulty, you need two logins the first one is to
> > establish a connection between your computer and the router - thats
> > works. The second connection is to establish a connect to your internet
> > service provider. These information will be stored on your router. Your
> > router is connected to the internet.
> > -
> > well - you wrote in your last post you are connected via a lan cable?
> > works your connection via cable?
> > -
> > br
> > Mathias
> >
> > --
> > If this answers your question, please go to the following page to let us
> > know that it is solved:
> >
> >
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/10088/+confirm?answer_id=8
> >
> > If you still need help, you can reply to this email or go to the
> > following page to enter your feedback:
> >
> https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-nettool/+question/10088
> >
> > You received this question notification because you are a direct
> > subscriber of the question.
> >
>
> --
> You received this question notification because you are a direct
> subscriber of the question.
>

Hello,

you are welcome have fun, enjoy your wlan. So if this question is solved please close this Question.
br
Mathias

racamrit (rachitasharma) said : #13

Could you please tell me how did you fix it and which option you clicked for the wireless conectivity problem?

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