View Full Version : [ubuntu] Connecting to Belkin Wireless N+ Router with no Uplink

January 7th, 2010, 10:29 PM
Alright, so the backstory...

I connect to the internet only via a wireless router administrated by my landlords. Typically I only get 2 to 3 bars of strength.

I still have my router from my previous apartment, but it has no uplink from the internet. It has a wired connection to my media server, however, I can't connect to the router from that computer to modify any settings.

None of my wireless devices will connect to the router either while there is no internet connection present.

Anyway I can make this work?

January 8th, 2010, 02:37 AM

My netbook is able to connect to the router via a wired connection.

Both my windows box, and my girlfriend's Mac can connect to the router wirelessly.

So the problem lies strictly with Ubuntu. If the router is not connected to the internet, the network manager won't connect.

There also seems to be a difference in using Jaunty vs. Karmic. The netbook running Karmic will connect to the router via the wired connection. The desktop running Jaunty will not.