Dud wireless internet connection

Brian Wootton Brian.Meg at btinternet.com
Fri Mar 27 09:28:10 UTC 2009

Brian Wootton wrote:

> > I've just fitted a 54Mhz PCI wireless card to but cannot get any
> > joy with Kwlan or iwconfig/ifconfig, can someone put me out
> > of my misery with a list of instructions to get the connection up
> > and running. My router is set up with WEP security but Kwlan
> > wlan0 will not let me set any key in.

Unless you have a rather old version of Kubuntu, the default 
installation uses Knetworkmanager and not Kwlan. If you start 
knetworkmanager from the menu you get a new icon in the panel. Right 
click on the icon. There should be a line with your network name. Click 
on that line and knetworkmanager will ask for the key.

However some people have problems with Knetworkmanager and prefer Wicd: 

I don't have a network connection, I don't have Knetworkmanager, I don't
have WICD - so I guess I'm a bit stuffed. Might be as well to forget this
thread until I've sorted myself out a bit. Am I right in thinking that
kubuntu 9.10 is officially released next month?
thanks brian

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