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Linux and Wireless Network!

tony_dudz Avatar
7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
Hi, I just installed Ubuntu Linux and i can't get my wireless network to work with it.
I am using WEP encryption and i know its because of this, but i don't want to have no security.
I don't know if this would work but if anybody knows what to do, please help me.
http://mediakey.dk/~cc/howto-use-wep-encryption-with-ubuntu-linux/
Thanks
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7y, 2m agoPosted 7 years, 2 months ago
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#2
what wireless card are you using?
#3
guerilla
what wireless card are you using?


a dell one, lol
#4
You haven't provided any useful information we can use to help you.

What is your wifi card/adapter? If usb, run "lsusb"
Are there any wifi related messaged in "dmesg"?
What do you see in network manager? Does it attempt to connect? Ask for passwords? just sit there spinning not establishing a connection or getting an ip address?

You should explain what you've done, tried and provide as much detail as you can.
#5
you might as well turn off WEP.

http://markbowers.org/blog/?q=node/104
#6
Use WPA2.
#7
pgregg
You haven't provided any useful information we can use to help you.

What is your wifi card/adapter? If usb, run "lsusb"
Are there any wifi related messaged in "dmesg"?
What do you see in network manager? Does it attempt to connect? Ask for passwords? just sit there spinning not establishing a connection or getting an ip address?

You should explain what you've done, tried and provide as much detail as you can.

Sorry i am new to linux.
anewman
Use WPA2.


Is it easier to connect to yeah?
#8
Install madwifi.

ps. I wouldn't use WEP if I were u, it's way to easy to crack go for WPA2!
#9
DVS_Dee
Install madwifi.

ps. I wouldn't use WEP if I were u, it's way to easy to crack go for WPA2!


what the hell is that?
so if i just stick my modem security to wpa2 my laptop with linux will connect automatically?
#10
dcx_badass
No it won't connect automatically, it won't with windows either.

Anyway no point using WEP anyway, may aswell turn it off.


i dont mean automatically like, but i mean when i enter the password, anyway theres a new update for linux out tomorrow or thursday.
#11
dcx_badass
Do you mean theres an update for ubunto? Not an update for linux.


yeah ubuntu :?
#12
You may have to do a bit of research, last time I did anything with wireless on Gnu/Linux was a few years back and it was a *pig* to get going.

First tip, don't worry about encryption just yet - get the laptop talking, then start with WPA2. A good resource is something like the Gentoo Wiki * (different distribution of Linux, but it'll give you some ideas). Also it's not the make of card/dongle - it's the chipset (ralink are pretty good - this Edimax one I've does work under Linux).

*

http://en.gentoo-wiki.com/wiki/Wireless_Networking
#13
If you could find out the model number of your wireless card, that'd help a great deal.

I can't offer any advice other than that but if you google "ubuntu and dell wi54564" (or whatever your wireless card is) - you'll probably get some info come up

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