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SocoJoe87
February 19th, 2009, 05:39 AM
Ok first off let me tell you I am absolutely new to Ubuntu. That being said I am not a illiterate computer person, I know the PC world quite well. I have the dual-boot Ubuntu/Windows setup, and when I go into Ubuntu and try to connect to my wireless network it does nothing. I enter the ESSID, router pw, and set the security type correct. But when I hit connect nothing happens, this is very frustrating because I want to enjoy the full experience of Ubuntu, so any help would be awesome and much appreciated.



Thanks,

Joe

iaculallad
February 19th, 2009, 05:49 AM
What happens when you ping your wireless router/access point?

SocoJoe87
February 19th, 2009, 06:18 AM
What happens when you ping your wireless router/access point?

Have not tryed to ping it yet, would that be under the Network tab as well? Just fyi the wireless works flawless in the XP side.


BTW thanks for the quick response.

spcwingo
February 19th, 2009, 06:22 AM
To ping you can open a terminal and type:


ping -c 4 your_router_address

For example:


ping -c 4 192.168.0.1

SocoJoe87
February 19th, 2009, 06:31 AM
To ping you can open a terminal and type:


ping -c 4 your_router_address

For example:


ping -c 4 192.168.0.1

OK thanks again for the quick response, and I am actually at work atm. But when I get home in the morning I will ping and give the results.