Can't get Ubuntu to connect to the internet wirelessly.

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  1. Snowman01

    Snowman01 New Member

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    I installed Ubuntu 8.04 and it works great except for the wireless. I can't get it to connect to my router. I've entered every detail and looked at the guides but it just won't connect. Is there anything I have to do?

    Thanks for the help.
  2. SkaterGOD/DOOD23

    SkaterGOD/DOOD23 New Member

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    Give me your specifications? (Wireless card particularly)

    In terminal:
    Code:
    lspci | grep wireless
    or just plain
    Code:
    lspci
    and look through it.

    Post back what prints out.
  3. Snowman01

    Snowman01 New Member

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    Thanks. I'll try it later. I would now but I can't.
  4. shotgunfool

    shotgunfool Active Member

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    i didnt have any problems with my wireless, maybe something didnt install right?
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    SkaterGOD/DOOD23 New Member

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    Ubuntu probably automatically installed your drivers. Or, did not change the kernel you were using (which I doubt).
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    Blake Super Moderator Emeritus

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    blake@blake-laptop:~$ lspci
    00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
    00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 0 (rev a2)
    00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 1 (rev a2)
    00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 5 (rev a2)
    00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 4 (rev a2)
    00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
    00:00.6 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 3 (rev a2)
    00:00.7 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 2 (rev a2)
    00:03.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
    00:05.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI-X GeForce Go 6100 (rev a2)
    00:09.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
    00:0a.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 LPC Bridge (rev a3)
    00:0a.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP51 SMBus (rev a3)
    00:0a.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PMU (rev a3)
    00:0b.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a3)
    00:0b.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP51 USB Controller (rev a3)
    00:0d.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP51 IDE (rev f1)
    00:10.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 PCI Bridge (rev a2)
    00:10.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP51 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
    00:14.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP51 Ethernet Controller (rev a3)
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
    06:09.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8185 IEEE 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 20)
    blake@blake-laptop:~$
    Theres mine.
  7. SkaterGOD/DOOD23

    SkaterGOD/DOOD23 New Member

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    Ahh, so you fixed it.

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    Goodie, as it's almost one in the morning here though... I'll begin reviewing the information as soon as I can (School gets out Tuesday - and tomorrow, err.. Today is WWDC!) and finding a driver for you.

    Be aware: Always check what you're updating (when you do get online), because if you update your kernel without knowing it, it wipes out your drivers and you need to reinstall it fron the beginning.
  8. Blake

    Blake Super Moderator Emeritus

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    I use it online all the time, I'm on it right now, with a Ethernet Cable stretched across my room.
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    mwhahha
    i can rape you al
    mine is auto configered

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    true spriit of linux
    im such a windowsuser

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    i expect my os to do EVERTHING
    i gave up on osx 86 csaue i couldnt be bothered to configure my wireless
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    Blake Super Moderator Emeritus

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    Skater is just... REALLY AWESOME.
    HE FIXED MY WIRELESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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