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    wireless troubleshooting question

    okay so I'm running 10.10.. and have been having some issues getting my wireless to work. was following the troubleshooting steps posted at https://help.ubuntu.com/10.10/intern...-wireless.html for device recognition

    apparently after running "sudo lshw -C networ" command in terminal your supposed to have and output and also with word say "CLAIMED", "DISCLAIMED" "ENABLED" or "DISABLED"... that was a no go I took a screenshot of my results but don't really know what's going on.

    https://help.ubuntu.com/10.10/intern...-wireless.html


    Much thanks in advanced for any help any of you can offer

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    Re: wireless troubleshooting question

    you missed the "k" .. Open a terminal and enter:

    Code:
    sudo lshw -C network
    hit enter, and your password when asked

    And remember Linux commands ARE case sensitive, so that's a capital C

    Then post the output.
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    Re: wireless troubleshooting question

    Try this, I had pretty much the same thing and bought a USB wireless card. I tried to purchase a new wireless card today and I am so glad that I didn't. I worked on this for over a month.

    Goto the system drop down tab top left of screen. Choose control panel, choose additional drivers and let in search until you get a list of hardware devices. My wireless card was listed but wasn't active. Choose your card and click activate it. You will need to be plugged into a network or a USB wireless card. Let it down load the drivers and see what happens. Let me know if it works.

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    Re: wireless troubleshooting question

    screenshot of terminal http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/...Cnetwork-1.png

    --also, i went to system drop down menu and there was no control panel, ,but there was an "Additional Drivers" option under the "Administration" option.. but the machine is not recognising ne drivers via that outlet atm... apparently because of my lack of connectivity.

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    Re: wireless troubleshooting question

    go to your control panel and make sure your device is connected and working properly. Make sure you can see the name of your device or else you won't be able to fix it. Maybe you should disconnect other wires first just to make sure your device is visible. Okay? Here's a good note about it wifibsd(dot)org..it helped me too when I got stuck. Well actually, I spent alot of money first before i figure it out.

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    Re: wireless troubleshooting question

    The correct drivers seem to be loaded... what do:

    Code:
    ifconfig
    and
    Code:
    iwlist wlan0 scanning
    return ?
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    Re: wireless troubleshooting question

    okay so here is what there the first screen looks like: http://i1219.photobucket.com/albums/...ifconfigX2.png

    and then when I do the wlan0 scan. "wlan0 No Scan Results"

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    Re: wireless troubleshooting question

    It appears to be transmitting and receiving... does it list your network when you left click the networkmanager icon in the top panel (by the clock/date)... or ANY available networks.

    Things to check...

    is your router broadcasting its SSID <-- my guess is it's set not to

    does your router have MAC address filtering enabled

    is your router acting as a DHCP server, or have you entered a static IP in your wireless settings.

    Have you entered the correct WEP/WPA(2) key

    is this an issue with security... try disabling wireless security in the router, and see if you can connect... if so, try using WEP rather than WPA

    Are you sure this isn't an issue with your router?

    From what I've seen so far
    Last edited by PCNetSpec; March 25th, 2011 at 01:06 AM.
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