Why can't connect to public wifi? Why only 1 wifi net profile
flaflashr at hotmail.com
Fri Nov 23 20:19:33 UTC 2007
Thanks, Nils, that pointed me in the right direction.
I had knetworkmanager installed, but every time I displayed it, I got a "no active devices" message. After searching around the web for awhile, I finally found that this was an error experienced by some others. It seems to have to do with manually configuring the network. After that, knetworkmanager refuses to work.
I deleted most of the entries in /etc/network/interfaces and rebooted. Now I was able to configure knetworkmanager with my home info. I'll have to see if it works correctly next time I visit my computer club, or other open access point.
> From: kassube at gmx.net
> To: kubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
> Subject: Re: Why can't connect to public wifi? Why only 1 wifi net profile
> Date: Fri, 23 Nov 2007 10:49:13 +0100
> Florida Flasher wrote:
>> I am running Kubuntu Gutsy Gibbon 7.10 on a Dell Latitude with its
>> internal Wifi card. Using Network Settings - System Settings, I have
>> it configured at home for my Wifi A/P with the ESSID set and the WEP
>> key set. This works fine everytime.
>> The problem is when I go to a place that has an open access network,
>> such as my computer club, or the hospital, etc. It will NOT connect to
>> the open A/P at these locations. Even if I change the configuration to
>> the different ESSID, and remove the WEP key, it will still not connect.
>> 1) Why will it not connect?
>> This is really a pain, since I have to re-enter the hex key when I
>> return home. It seems like there should be a way to keep two
>> configuration profiles, perhaps using the Network Profiles tab, but
>> when I then go to the Network Interfaces tab, there is only one.
>> 2) Why can I not have more than 1 Network Interface associated with
>> different Network Profiles?
> Sorry, I can't answer your questions about network profiles because I am
> not familiar with network settings. I suggest you try Knetworkmanager
> instead. Then you can configure several wifi networks and Knetworkmanager
> selects the one available.
> Install package knetworkmanager if necessary. Then go to K-menu ->
> Internet -> KNetworkmanager. It will install in the system tray. Right
> click on the icon and select "Connect to Other Wireless Network...". Then
> setup the connection for your present location. Use the same procedure at
> your next location. You don't have to select any network profiles when
> you return to the first location - Knetworkmanager connects to the
> network available.
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