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    Can't connect via wireless

    Brand new Dell mini 9 with Ubuntu 8.04.1.
    I cannot access web via wireless. Wired is fine.
    Dell tech support says its my router settings incompatible with Ubuntu, but everything else works- PC's, macs, IPODs, wii, etc.
    When I enter WEP code, it cannot connect!

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    Re: Can't connect via wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by stukid View Post
    When I enter WEP code, it cannot connect!
    Welcome to the forums & Ubuntu!

    Not to burst your bubble, but WEP is completely insecure; consider to switching to WPA.

    If you must use WEP, what model router do you have?

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    Re: Can't connect via wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by MyR View Post
    Not to burst your bubble, but WEP is completely insecure; consider to switching to WPA.
    Not to burst your bubble...

    Keep it on-topic please.
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    Re: Can't connect via wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by HymnToLife View Post
    From the article: "the security solution, simple: switch to AES-only in WPA2"

    But of course I didn't go into too much detail because I was trying to:

    Quote Originally Posted by HymnToLife View Post
    Keep it on-topic
    In any event, switching the router to WPA is a potential solution to his/her problem.
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    Re: Can't connect via wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by stukid View Post
    Brand new Dell mini 9 with Ubuntu 8.04.1.
    I cannot access web via wireless. Wired is fine.
    Dell tech support says its my router settings incompatible with Ubuntu, but everything else works- PC's, macs, IPODs, wii, etc.
    When I enter WEP code, it cannot connect!
    Are Dell saying that your wifi adapter has been tested by them and works with the version of Ubu you have installed. Let's have a look at it for you. If it's an internal adapter Applications>Accessories>Terminal
    Code:
    lspci
    then copy and paste the output back here.
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    Re: Can't connect via wireless

    Quote Originally Posted by mapes12 View Post
    Are Dell saying that your wifi adapter has been tested by them and works with the version of Ubu you have installed. Let's have a look at it for you. If it's an internal adapter Applications>Accessories>Terminal
    Code:
    lspci
    then copy and paste the output back here.
    Some of the Dell minis come with Ubuntu pre-installed (yay!). So I would assume that Dell made sure the WiFi was working before they sent them out the door.
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