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mamamia88
January 27th, 2009, 12:43 AM
network manager takes forever to connect after startup and suspend and wicd won't connect at all after coming from windows is there anything better?

raul_
January 27th, 2009, 12:54 AM
Did you configure the connection before connecting with wicd? It doesn't prompt for passwords on anything, you have to enter them before connecting.

bodhi.zazen
January 27th, 2009, 12:57 AM
Wicd is awesome and works for both wired and wireless.

Network manager has, IMO, a number of bugs, and the bugs vary by version of Ubuntu.

In 9.04 network manager will not allow me to set a static IP

There are tons of bug reports in Launchpad and I hope the Gnome / Ubuntu developers can work out the bugs fast.

With that said, wireless is complex and depends on what router and network card you are using as well as WEP / WPA.

When all fails, sometimes one can manually configure the wireless card.

mamamia88
January 27th, 2009, 01:00 AM
i know that wicd is great but whenever i boot out of windows and back into ubuntu i can no longer browse the web. and i really don't want to use network manager is there something differnent?

bodhi.zazen
January 27th, 2009, 01:03 AM
iwconfig

/me runs

albinootje
January 27th, 2009, 01:14 AM
i know that wicd is great but whenever i boot out of windows and back into ubuntu i can no longer browse the web. and i really don't want to use network manager is there something differnent?

Can you please check the following and see whether that applies to your computer ?
http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Configuring_network#Realtek_No_Link_.2F_WOL_issue

If not, please post the output of :


sudo lshw -C network
route -n
ifconfig -a
cat /etc/resolv.conf

mamamia88
January 27th, 2009, 01:45 AM
*-network
description: Wireless interface
product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: eth1
version: 02
serial: 00:1a:73:72:b5:fe
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=5.10.27.12 ip=192.168.1.67 latency=0 module=wl multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
*-network DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 1
logical name: pan0
serial: 4a:a7:df:a6:0d:0d
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes

albinootje
January 27th, 2009, 01:51 AM
*-network
description: Wireless interface
product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
--- cut ---
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl0 driverversion=5.10.27.12 ip=192.168.1.67 latency=0 module=wl multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg


You only have wifi, not ethernet ?
It shows that you have an ip-address with it : 192.168.1.67

If you always use the same connection in Ubuntu for your internet connection, you might as well set up /etc/network/interfaces manually.

See here : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WirelessTroubleShootingGuide

mamamia88
January 27th, 2009, 01:55 AM
i have ethernet just not connected and i mihgt want to use it at school so i don't want to do that. i guess ill just have to live with waiting 5 minutes after i wake from suspend to use the internet

andrew.46
January 27th, 2009, 07:56 AM
Hi mamaia,



product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
vendor: Broadcom Corporation

Have you loaded the firmware for this? I run a BCM4312 quite successfully with Ubuntu but manually downloaded and extracte the required firmware.

Andrew