View Full Version : [ubuntu] ThinkPad W500 Wireless connection problem WEP method

January 22nd, 2011, 12:12 AM
Hey! I've been working with ubuntu for a while at school, started to like it and decided to install it on a new hard-drive I bought along with windows 7 and everything was fine expect wireless connection. I installed ubuntu 10.10 (64bit) desktop.

I have a ThinkPad W500, with the following wireless network adapter:

Intel® Ultimate N WiFi Link 5300

now everything is fine. ubuntu manages to find all the networks and such at home the network has WEP authentication protocol, I enter the right password but I keep getting rejected, the same password works fine when im on windows 7. I thought the problem maybe for Netwrok Manager, so I installed WICD but still the same problem. I would truly appreciate if someone could give me some hints. I really really want to get started on ubuntu but without network it is not very much practical.

Thank you before hand :) !

January 22nd, 2011, 02:13 AM
WEP has been broken, you should use WPA.

What is the ssid of the router? One word, all lower case, is preferable...

January 24th, 2011, 06:20 AM
The SSID is the same as the network name. its "Maryam".
I can change my security method through. the options are:

WEP - open
WEP - shared

which one is the best option?

January 25th, 2011, 02:48 AM
Change the name to maryam and use WPA2-PSK.