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ve3bwp
December 28th, 2008, 06:17 AM
I'm a Linux newbee/Old at Dos etc. Want to learn linux to be able to move away from windows where possible.

I just installed Ubuntu 8.10 on my old HP Omnibook 6100. So far so good but the wireless is not connecting. Wired networking works fine. Xubuntu 8.10 CD live session - the wireless works great. It connects to both of my routers no problem with WEP64.

The Wifi card is the stock Actiontec 802MIP. Ubuntu Network manager shows an Auto ethernet and an Auto Eth1. Under wireless it shows my two routers SSIDs and signal strength but will not connect even when I dropped WEP64 and used no security. It tries, then prompts for the security info, tries again for a while and comes back asking for the security info.

Below is the Ubuntu 8.10 ifconfig (that does not work) and below that is the Xubuntu ifconfig (that works fine). Hoping someone can point me in the right direction.

Thanks.

Ubuntu 8.10 ifconfig (that does not work)..

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:c0:9f:06:53:ed
inet addr:192.168.0.100 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::2c0:9fff:fe06:53ed/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:179 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:35 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:57278 (57.2 KB) TX bytes:5326 (5.3 KB)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:240 (240.0 B) TX bytes:240 (240.0 B)

wifi0 Link encap:UNSPEC HWaddr 00-20-E0-88-87-D6-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:177 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:24 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:59355 (59.3 KB) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
Interrupt:10

wlan0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:20:e0:88:87:d6
inet6 addr: fe80::220:e0ff:fe88:87d6/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:109 errors:0 dropped:68 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:19 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:38100 (38.1 KB) TX bytes:5256 (5.2 KB)
Interrupt:10

Xubuntu 8.10 ifconfig (that works fine)...

eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:c0:9f:06:53:ed
UP BROADCAST MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:0 (0.0 B) TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

eth1 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:20:e0:88:87:d6
inet addr:192.168.0.136 Bcast:192.168.0.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::220:e0ff:fe88:87d6/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:98 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:26 errors:1 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:31430 (31.4 KB) TX bytes:6497 (6.4 KB)

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:10 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:460 (460.0 B) TX bytes:460 (460.0 B)

Jony mj
March 21st, 2009, 12:52 PM
Thanks for you