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June 21st, 2008, 02:28 PM

I have just managed to get wireless working on my laptop which has a BCM4312 wireless card installed. It works fine but for some reason my home wireless network is not displayed in the list of available wireless networks. To connect I have to choose 'Connect to other wireless network' and fill in the network details every time.

The connection is WEP-secured and using open authentication. How can I force Ubuntu to automatically login to my home wireless when it is available and why is it not listed as available on login?

Many thanks

June 26th, 2008, 07:28 PM
Choose 'Connect to Other Wireless Network' and type in the SSID.

June 27th, 2008, 02:46 AM
Just a thought, but are you sure your router's "broadcast ESSID" is set to on/enable? If not you obviously won't see it listed in available networks on your computer, but will still be able to connect if you manually connect w/ the ESSID. Are you able to see other networks in the area?