View Full Version : [ubuntu] [SOLVED] no wifi on dell 1420 8.04 4965

June 24th, 2008, 08:12 AM
hi all.

i upgraded to 8.04 a bit ago, and wifi wont work. i can see my network, and can sometimes "connect", but internet doesnt work. had problems with this 4965 network stuff before. i tried wicd which worked before but no such luck.

help would be much appreciated. please try to be specific and noob-friendly, i havent been using linux as much i i did like a year ago.


June 24th, 2008, 12:44 PM
Please post the output of these commands

cat /etc/network/interfaces
dmesg | grep wlan
cat /var/log/messages | grep wlan

Are you using ndiswrapper?

Are you trying to connect to a WEP/WPA wireless network?

June 25th, 2008, 07:27 PM
response number one:

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback

37.538170 ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready


the same output as before several times.

no i am not using ndiswrapper. i am connecting to a wpa1/2 personal wifi.

so i guess my wifi (wlan0) isnt even in place.

what's next?

June 25th, 2008, 07:29 PM
what does
ifconfig look like