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werebearheather
May 13th, 2010, 07:35 PM
(ubuntu hardy gnome - elonex webbook)


Hi

I am completely new to linux and have bought an elonex webbook with it preinstalled so I can begin to learn.

When I enter a WWW webpage address in firefox there is no internet connection.

I have used terminal to enter some "sudo iwconfig eth6" commands and have changed the essid from "" to "h" via this.

If I enter just "sudo iwconfig eth6" I get...

...radio off, mode managed, tx-power off and a few other things of course.

Am I correct in thinking that if I can get "eth6" to "radio on" the wireless will be switched on???

The elonex webbook does not have an external flip switch that I can see for wireless btw.

If I enter "lshw -C network" I get network 0 as wireless, logical name eth6.

I am hoping that after this when I use system/admin/network menu and network dialog or terminal/"iwlist scan" to magically let me connect to my home wireless network...

Having absolutely no idea what I am doing, am I on the right track?

I just want to check the webbook wireless works opening webpages before I start trawling through my "beginners guide to awesome linux for muppet ms-slave novices" from scratch only to find out in a few weeks time that some of the hardware is faulty.

Cheers in advance

WBH

Midnighter
May 13th, 2010, 07:50 PM
According to this blog http://webbookblog.com/ yes, it should. They try out various things on one of those things. A quick google gave me it. Hope this helps. :)

werebearheather
May 13th, 2010, 08:25 PM
According to this blog http://webbookblog.com/ yes, it should. They try out various things on one of those things. A quick google gave me it. Hope this helps. :)
Thank you... I did google but didn't spot it had good info on that site. SO... after all that... it is just ALT+F1.

Ain't life great!

You're a star - cheers WBH