Can't get wireless to work with kubuntu 9.04

David McGlone david at dmcentral.net
Sat Aug 1 06:05:45 BST 2009


On Friday 31 July 2009 02:46:21 pm Bruce Bales wrote:
> On Friday 31 July 2009 12:07:36 Thomas Olsen wrote:
> > On Friday 31 July 2009 05:52:31 Bruce Bales wrote:
> > > Greetings -
> > >
> > > Wireless on my laptop with kubuntu 8.04 was not easy.  I had to
> > > sudo iwconfig ath0 essid bbs key (the wep code)  and then
> > > sudo dhclient each time I booted up.
> > >
> > > Then I upgraded to kubuntu 9.04 and the iwconfig line no longer works.
> > > The iwconfig line gives me "ath0 no such device."
> > > I tried wlan0, wlan, eth0, ath1 and wlan1 -- same result.
> > >
> > > Wireless was working long enough to install and update 9.04.
> > >
> > > The main page has an icon which says "network management"  Clicking on
> > > that then  "network connection" then "enable wireless"  then "manage
> > > connection" gets me nowhere.
> > >
> > > I would greatly appreciate some help on this.
> > >
> > > bruce
> >
> > Have you tried just "iwconfig" at the cli to see if any wireless
> > interfaces are recognized?
> >
> > --
> > Best Regards / Med venlig hilsen
> >
> >   Thomas Olsen
>
>   I don't understand it, but here is the output of iwconfig.
>
> bruce at laptop:~/docs$ iwconfig
> lo        no wireless extensions.
>
> eth0      no wireless extensions.
>
> wmaster0  no wireless extensions.
>
> wlan0     IEEE 802.11bg  ESSID:"linksys"
>           Mode:Managed  Frequency:2.437 GHz  Access Point: Not-Associated
>           Tx-Power=20 dBm
>           Retry min limit:7   RTS thr:off   Fragment thr=2352 B
>           Power Management:off
>           Link Quality:0  Signal level:0  Noise level:0
>           Rx invalid nwid:0  Rx invalid crypt:0  Rx invalid frag:0
>           Tx excessive retries:0  Invalid misc:0   Missed beacon:0
>
> pan0      no wireless extensions.
>
> bruce

Bruce, your wireless card is being recognized. I see that you have no access 
point,  I am almost certain that if you tailor the interfaces file and your 
resolve.conf file like the one I pasted in my previous e-mail to fit your needs 
you will get a connection.
-- 
Blessings
David M.



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