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January 3rd, 2010, 09:31 PM

Even thought my Westel Model 7500 has the appropriate green lines (Power, Wireless, DSL, Internet), it always takes my Ubuntu 9.04, Dell Inspiron 1545n considerable effort to connect to the wireless network. Please note that I am using WPA security and MAC filtering.

Below is the series of events, spanning about 10 minutes every time I boot up the laptop.
1. Tries to connect wirelessly automatically.
2. Pop-up appears with SSID and password in dots.
3. Tries to connect wirelessly
4. Pop-up appears with SSID and password in dots.
5. Tries to connect wirelessly
6. Pop-up appears with SSID and password in dots.
7. Tries to connect wirelessly then says "[SSID Name] now disconnected"

At this point I manually connect to wireless and after 45 seconds it says "[SSID Name] now connected"

Please tell me how to fix this.

January 3rd, 2010, 11:03 PM
There should be a check-box which says "show password," so it's not just dots. Enter the correct password and tell Network Manager to remember it.

January 4th, 2010, 11:20 PM
I just tried that solution, but in vain.

The lights for Power, Wireless, DSL, and Internet are on.

Please give other suggestions.

January 5th, 2010, 01:14 AM
Sorry, I'm puzzled.

January 5th, 2010, 11:51 PM
Sorry, I'm puzzled.

So am I ;=)

Is there a tutorial that explains how to set up a wireless network on Ubuntu, perhaps if I look at this, I won't have any difficulty

January 6th, 2010, 01:43 AM
There are too many tutorials! Here's a very old one:

Try Googling wireless setup Ubuntu