View Full Version : [ubuntu] Wireless Woes

November 14th, 2009, 03:41 AM
I have two netbooks at hand. A Toshiba NB200 with Atheros wireless networking and an HP which uses Broadcom.

I am attempting to install Ubuntu. The security is 40/128 bit WEP.

The networking hardware has installed OK AFAIK. The wireless network gateway is visible to both computers. Signal levels are rated as "excellent".

On a connection attempt I am prompted to enter the key. Which I do. And believe me when I say that I have entered the key faithfully. I have entered it so many times I can do it blindfolded. It is correct!!

The connection is never made. Eventually the dialog re-appears to challenge me with the key again.

There are three other wireless (ubuntu) PCs connected and working on the network, using the same parameters that I am trying to feed the Toshiba and HP.

Needless to say under Windows the netbooks' network connections work fine :(

I really don't know what else to do other than perhaps leaving the netbooks on WinXP.

Anyway, if anyone has any practical advice that might help I'd be pleased to hear it.


November 14th, 2009, 04:22 AM
My router is a Belkin "n".

The Toshiba and HP netbooks are "g"

Could that impact? Although, none of the other PCs connected to the wireless router have "n" adapters.