View Full Version : [ubuntu] Issue connecting to Campus Wifi

September 2nd, 2009, 12:13 AM
So I have never had any issues with the Ubuntu network manager before but today I started at a new school and for some reason I am unable to connect to any of their public wifi (un-secure) access points. It starts to connect but hangs when it is trying to obtain an IP address. I loaded up the nm-applet via terminal to see if it threw any sort f error message but none was given when it fails to connect. At the moment I am connected via my 3g device (which works alright) but I would much prefer to get on the wifi. I also have the "Wifi Radar" application installed and it fails to connect to the network(s) as well.

Any suggestions on things I get do to debug the issue/get it to work would be wonderful.


October 13th, 2009, 09:42 PM
Hey all - if anyone else has a similar issue it ended up being that network manager was having issues connecting to a network that contained so many repeaters (common in schools and other places that have wifi over large areas). When I upgraded to Ubuntu 9.10 (and thus Gnome 2.28 and newer networkmanager) the issue was resolved.


October 13th, 2009, 11:35 PM
Since you figured out what your problem was I won't post an answer but Kudos to you for posting on how to fix such a problem!