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December 16th, 2008, 06:18 PM
My first computer is running win 2K and has a Linksys WRT54g router which works perfectly. My second computer is running Ubuntu and has an Asus wireless card installed, although I dont know if Ubuntu has detected this. How do I set this up properly - I have went into network settings and on the wireless tab put in the relevant mac address and ssid, although I dont know what to put in the bssid box. Any help gratefully appreciated.

December 16th, 2008, 06:20 PM
what version of ubuntu are you using?

and what happens when you put

sudo iwlist scan

into a terminal?

December 16th, 2008, 06:48 PM
I get the messages
Interface doesn't support scanning

December 16th, 2008, 06:52 PM

lspci and post output here

December 16th, 2008, 07:07 PM
Afraid I cant copy the output (no floppy) but there is a large list of things like AMD K8, nvidia and the like but no mention of Asus or anything wireless. If its a specific output I'm only too happy to reply.

December 16th, 2008, 07:29 PM
I can ping the second computer Ok at with 4 packets sent and recieved. Dont know if this clarifies anything..........

December 16th, 2008, 08:11 PM
hey geomcewan,
can you check via the terminal commands:

sudo lshw -C network
iwconfigif the drivers for the wlan are active; here is my output as an example, just to know what to look at:

description: Wireless interface
physical id: 2
logical name: wlan0
serial: 00:04:0e:c4:f2:63
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ndiswrapper+fwlan driverversion=1.53+AVM GmbH,12/28/2006, ip= link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g