View Full Version : [ubuntu] Automatic configs don't work

June 22nd, 2008, 09:47 PM
I have a dual boot laptop and I need to manually configure the wireless network each time I boot it into Ubuntu. I click the network icon in the upper right and the only thing I see is "Manual Configuration" (and a grayed out "Wired Network"). I go into Manual Configuration, unlock, select "Wireless connection" and Properties. All my settings are correctly listed from my last connection. I am using a WPA Personal password and DHCP. There are black dots in the password field but the only way I can get the connection to reinitialize is to retype the password and click OK.

I also have Ubuntu installed on a Dell tower and it has no problem automatically finding my wireless network (and all the others in the neighborhood). Any thoughts on why the laptop needs to be manually configured each time? Thanks.