View Full Version : [ubuntu] Network manager doesn't detect wireless anymore

March 5th, 2009, 06:02 AM

Windows Vista
Wubi Intrepid

My problem is this. Network manager won't detect any wireless networks. This happens on both Intrepid and the Wubi intrepid even though I haven't used the Wubi install for more than 2 months. Windows has not problems so I'm guessing it's not the network card.

When I click on the network manager applet it shows that wired networks: Auto eth0.. and the wireless networks title with nothing under it. When I installed Wubi, I had no problems and even in the Intrepid install there were not problems up to a week ago.

Here's something else that's interesting: When I boot into vista than go into Intrepid, the network manager detects all the networks nearby but cannot connect to any of them. It changes the password I put in for my network into a different one that is twice as long as mine. It cannot even connect to an unsecure network.

Attached is the output of lspci -v

March 5th, 2009, 07:56 AM
Is your wifi kill switch in the right position during boot?

What if you boot a live-CD: is the wifi then OK?

March 6th, 2009, 03:04 AM
There are no problems with the wifi on a live CD. It all works fine.

There is no switch on the laptop. there is a light that can be tapped to turn wifi on and off but it only affects windows. On Ubuntu it has no effect.

Here's the other problem I'm noticing:
My normal network password: 20784933917500625207849339
Gets turned into: 83d8d95fd59c36ba839535bbbba11b60dd190d77df8381aaba eb4f3651111ec8
after I type it in.

March 6th, 2009, 03:46 AM
nevermind, the network manager seems to start displaying networks and all works well.

The problem with the password changing still persists but I'm posting that to another thread. :popcorn: