[oclug] Kubuntu wireless connection
oclug at strosberg.com
Fri Mar 26 11:08:50 EDT 2010
Andy Civil wrote:
> R RENAUD wrote:
>>> From: Andy Civil <andycivil at gmail.com>
>>> Subject: [oclug] Kubuntu wireless connection
>>> Just for fun, I've booted an IBM
>>> (oops, I mean Lenovo) laptop with a Kubuntu
>>> live CD. It's very cool, the only thing that isn't working
>>> is the wireless Internet.
>> I have a T500. Wifi works fine with Ubuntu 9.04.
>> You'll probably need to post more details about your machine and its
>> H/W config, especially the WIFI H/W.
> The laptop is a T2400
> The adapter is a:
> Intel PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection
> But I must admit, I was thinking that it was a Kubuntu or User issue, since the
> wireless adapter must be working; it's telling me correctly what signals are
> available in my house, and what their SSID's are.
> It's as though I can create a library of possible network connections, which
> currently has just one entry, but I'm missing a button that says "OK, so connect
> to it, already!". I believe I'm not actually trying to connect to it, because I
> get no error if I enter the wrong WPA passkey.
> Thanks for answering.
Make sure the wireless security settings are matched exactly at both
ends. (WEP, WPA Personal, WPA Enterprise etc.), Next make sure the
same encryption standards are chosen at both ends (3DES, AES, Blowfish
etc.). Make sure you are entering the passphrase in the right field -
sometimes there are key fields for keys 1 through 4 - in which the
passphrase will not work, but a key generated from the passphrase will.
Make sure if it is key fields, the same one is referenced at both ends.
If your computer is seeing the ESSID broadcast from the router under
Linux, then is is most likely one of the above.
Once things are working you might want to consider turning off broadcast
of your ESSID at the router, it just makes random hackers work a little
harder on you versus your neighbors. Don't be the low hanging fruit if
you can help it.
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