View Full Version : [kubuntu] Belkin Wireless setup nearly there

June 23rd, 2008, 09:36 PM
I've nearly set up my wireless network with my Belkin F5D7000.

I can right click on the network icon in the taskbar and see the wireless network, but when I try and connect to it and enter the password, it does not connect.

For more info., the place which is causing the current headache is;


If anyone can shed any light, it would be greatly appreciated!


June 23rd, 2008, 09:43 PM
can you post the screenshot again since is not loading.
Maybe you can try installing wpasupplicant from synaptic or simply from the terminal
sudo apt-get install wpasupplicant. Also try disabling it the Wireless Security (WEP or WPA) in your router and try connecting to it to see if it works. Another thing that I would do is double check the password that you are writing. And the current type of encryption that you are using to connect.
For instance I once had a problem connecting to a Wireless Network because I was using WEP 128 Bits and needed to use WEP Hex type of encryption. Hope this helps.

June 23rd, 2008, 10:15 PM
Thanks for the reply jualin.

Yes, I got the filename wrong. The correct link is;


I am unable to make any changes to the router as I'm sharing it and don't have access to it. The password is correct (tried several times).

I am using 128bit encryption. Again, I cannot change anything on the router itself. Only on my computer.

I shall give the wpasupplicant a try and see if that helps at all. Will let you know...

June 23rd, 2008, 10:54 PM
Try changing the "Encryption" on your computer from WPA to WEP. If the password is an actaul word like "thepasswordforchurch" the the encryption is more likely a WPA but if the password is a number like "2341888" then the encryption can be WEP. Try changing that on your computer to see if you get lucky.