Hey there everyone, how's it going? I'm pretty much brand spankin' new to the world of linux and wireless networking, and haven't got a clue where to start to fix my problem. I've exhausted myself through about 4 hours of searching and about half a pack of smokes (nasty habit, got to quit) and still cannot seem to find any relevant material to get myself through this. Also, I didn't really understand much of it.
Anyways, my problem is that I cannot connect to any available hotspots in my area through Ubuntu 9.10. I have a D-Link adapter (DWA-552) and it is working fine in Windows, and worked once in Ubuntu right after installation. It was automatically recognized, and wireless connections do show up. I just can't connect to any.
I have my box hooked up to my mom's laptop, which is sharing it's wireless connection (which is also the same one I'm trying to connect to.) I disconnect the LAN before trying to connect to wireless, and tries but fails.
So that's about as far as I get, I don't know what to do. Did I mention I'm a noob
Here's some info
Signal level: 0... wtf?
cake@cbx:~$ uname -mr
cake@cbx:~$ iwconfig wlan0
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bgn Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz
Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=27 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
I'm assuming the device is using ath9k
cake@cbx:~$ lsmod | grep "ath9k"
ath9k 258744 0
mac80211 181236 1 ath9k
led_class 4096 1 ath9k
ath 8060 1 ath9k
cfg80211 93052 3 ath9k,mac80211,ath
Any help on the subject will be greatly appreciated. I'm going to have to buy a book on this stuff...
I just updated and tried to connect, it did... signal was at -65dbm. Then as soon as I opened firefox and attempted to access google, it dropped. Signal is back to zero, and I'm in the same old boat again.