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January 3rd, 2008, 05:41 PM
any of you philly ubuntu guys encounter any problems with philadelphia wireless?

January 3rd, 2008, 11:17 PM
I've heard the service is riddled with problems regardless of OS. I've never used it though, just what friends tell me.

January 4th, 2008, 03:39 AM
i havent had any problems (with my ubuntu box) with my wireless network until about 2 weeks ago, when they installed the wireless in my neighborhood. when i boot up ubuntu it connects to earthlink, and not my wireless router. i suppose philly wireless has a stronger signal.

January 4th, 2008, 11:23 PM
Ah I misunderstood your question. Sorry about that. You should be able to tell ubuntu that your home router is your preferred network.

January 5th, 2008, 04:31 PM
maybe im doing something wrong. how would you do that? you mean edit /etc/resolv.conf?

January 5th, 2008, 07:37 PM
If you are using network manager, which i'll presume based on the fact that you are using gutsy; click on the applet in the the panel bar and select YOUR essid as the wireless to connect to.

If you are using nm, do not edit any networking config files; interfaces in particular, or it will break nm.

See : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/NetworkManager#head-d2b310228dc887b6cddf4465b6a53cdc4dc9be28

for more info, and specifically:


for removing the earthlink connection.

January 6th, 2008, 05:45 PM
thanks for your reply. ill get on it.

January 7th, 2008, 04:06 PM
thanks jedijf. it worked!

April 22nd, 2008, 02:56 AM
When i use Ubuntu myself, I can't connect to the internet there either, it just cuts off, usually with the bcm43xx-cutter package installed