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Thread: [SOLVED] 7.10, Intel 4965, wep connection, Livebox, France

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    [SOLVED] 7.10, Intel 4965, wep connection, Livebox, France

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    Noob here.

    I have an Acer laptop with the Intel 4965 wireless component. I just did a fresh install of 7.10 after reading that my wireless should work "out of the box."

    I believe that this is the case. When I was running 7.06, the wireless network manager did not show any networks available. Once I installed Gutsy, all the wireless networks in my building showed up in the drop-down list under the network icon. The wireless-indicator light still does not shine, though.

    I am living in France right now, and I do not really understand the instructions for the Livebox wireless router. I know them well enough to get my laptop connected in Vista. There is a button on the router that when pressed will result in a five-minute window for connection to be made. After the connection is made you're good. Okay, that was just background. I have two problems:

    1) The instructions for connection show the etry of a WEP password. The default wireless-utility in Gutsy only had the options of WPA and LEAP (i.e. the drop-down list of networks). When I went to the manual configuration and selected WEP (I assumed ascii), nothing happened upon entering my pwd. Do you know if I also have to enter a user name? The DHCP information remained blank even after I set it to automatic.

    So there's that. The second problem is probably simpler.

    2) When I was trying to get it to connect, I was going back and forth between manual configuration and the drop-down list of available networks. After disabling and re-enabling roaming mode in the manual config a few times, the drop-down list dissapeared, and indeed, the network icon in the system tray is gone too.

    This is a fresh install, I have not changed anything about it yet. I have not even installed the updates, though I can do so with the ethernet-cable connection.

    I hope that somebody is able to help me, since I'm really looking forward to starting to use Gutsy for my computing needs instead of Vista.
    Last edited by raequin; April 30th, 2008 at 08:06 AM. Reason: Resolved

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    Re: 7.10, Intel 4965, wep connection, Livebox, France

    *bump*

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    Re: 7.10, Intel 4965, wep connection, Livebox, France

    Just try ubuntu-fr.org forum. You'll get a lot of answers there.
    Only knowledge will set you free.
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    Using Linux-only PC powered since december 2004, Ubuntu user since june 2006.
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    Re: 7.10, Intel 4965, wep connection, Livebox, France

    Okay, I'll check that out. Hopefully somebody there can answer in English.

    What's the deal with not being able to log in using WEP, though?

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    Re: 7.10, Intel 4965, wep connection, Livebox, France

    Don't know. But drop WEP. Try WPA, it is more secure anyway. And I can connect to my livebox with WPA enabled flawlessly.
    Only knowledge will set you free.
    Ubuntu user #3088
    Using Linux-only PC powered since december 2004, Ubuntu user since june 2006.
    Acer Laptop 5520g / Ubuntu 9.04 - AMD64.

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    Re: 7.10, Intel 4965, wep connection, Livebox, France

    I've been on the ubuntu-fr forums. Their solutions are based on using the Network Manager. That is not working for me because:

    When I click on the Network Manager in the upper-right, the only option I have is to enter a "WPA Personal" password. Once I enter this, though, the button "Login to Network" is still grayed out. The only action I can take in this window, then, is "Cancel."

    Please help.

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    Re: 7.10, Intel 4965, wep connection, Livebox, France

    resolved

    Thanks for your time.

    resolved

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