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evemacusr
March 4th, 2009, 09:16 PM
Hi everyone.

I hope you can help me out. I just installed xubuntu 7.10 on my iMac G5 PowerPc, all went well. Everything is running smooth except for the wireless configuration. I'm currently working with a linksys router, its all setup ok. Visible from every other computer I have but when I try to look for it from xubuntu, it doesn't seem to find it. I have tried setting it up manually, no luck there either.

Any possible reason for this? I'm a total newbie to linux so I have no idea what to do now. Please help! :(

joecefiro
March 4th, 2009, 10:23 PM
Hi there, I may have a few ideas...

Where are you looking to see that, it doesn't see wireless connection?

How are you attempting to connect?

Does your router "broadcast"?

Are your wireless drivers working/installed correctly?

What type of wireless security are you running? if any?

Can you upgrade to a newer version of ubuntu? like 8.10? or 8.04LTS?

Need to start somewhere. These questions may hold the clues to your answers.;)

evemacusr
March 4th, 2009, 10:41 PM
Thanks for your response. I will try to answer all of your questions.


Hi there, I may have a few ideas...

Where are you looking to see that, it doesn't see wireless connection?

Networking.

How are you attempting to connect?

I have tried to do it manually, through the tab wireless connection, then fill in the wep key and the name of the wireless.

Does your router "broadcast"?
yes without a doubt

Are your wireless drivers working/installed correctly?

Well, i'm not sure where to find drivers. I'm using the iMac, normally when I use leopard, it finds the router immediately. I have looked up the name of the internal wifi card, found it to be a broadcom I believe, tried to install drivers from their website. But it's a bit of a hassle since I have no internet connection on that mac.

What type of wireless security are you running? if any?
WEP key, which works on every other computer I have

Can you upgrade to a newer version of ubuntu? like 8.10? or 8.04LTS?
I'm thinking about doing a clean install and installing the new version after burning it on cd, hoping that would solve the problem.

Need to start somewhere. These questions may hold the clues to your answers.;)

avtolle
March 4th, 2009, 10:42 PM
Another important question: what chipset is being used by the wireless card?

EDIT: Your response beat my post.

joecefiro
March 5th, 2009, 06:45 AM
If you can, try installing 8.10. The correct wireless drivers should be in the proprietary hardware drivers called Broadcom STA wireless driver.

give it go. Also you could try plugging in your machine through the ethernet port and updating the system/install the proprietary drivers.

Your methodology seems to be fine...