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August 12th, 2009, 10:00 AM

I have ubuntu 9.04 installed on a hp pavillion laptop. When it was first installed there was an issue with the wireless card not being enabled, I was able to fix that with the help of this great website.

So now the laptop can detect & connect to the internet at home no problem. However when I bring it somewhere else with unsecured wifi (I'm not robbing it!) it doesn't detect the wireless. A different laptop which also has ubuntu 9.04 installed detects and connects the wireless network no problem.

I've searched the forum & have not found any posts which detailed the same problem. If it has already been discussed I apologise!

Does anybody have any advice? Like I said I searched online but I've been unable to find a solution and would greatly appreciate any advice you all could give



August 12th, 2009, 11:25 AM

I've had problems with the network manager & Wireless... I've found wicd a lot better at managing different connections.

You can install it through synaptic. Could be worth a try.


August 12th, 2009, 11:49 AM
Hey Tom,
Thanks for that. The problem fixed itself, I think it was a problem with the server that got fixed about 5 minutes ago.

I think I will install wicd anyway as I have a few issues with the way the different connections are managed at the moment.

Thanks again!