On Lubuntu 14.04, No Wireless on 2 machines that wireless worked on 13.10

Israel israeldahl at gmail.com
Thu May 8 01:50:42 UTC 2014

Hey Aere,  some quick clarification questions...
Did you test this Dongle with Ubuntu Studio 14.04 (or one of the other
Did you say that those dongles worked on *some* machines with 14.04 but
not the other machines?
If that is the case... my initial guess is it could possibly be the USB.
If it works on some machines... they may have a USB 2.0 port and you are
using a USB 2.0 Dongle
It wont work on another machine because it has a USB 1.0 port, and the
dongle needs more juice to work right..

Not entirely sure if this is the case... just a quick thought related to
a problem I had earlier...
The command:
Will tell you about your USB ports...
look for something with
2.0 root hub

On 05/07/2014 08:42 PM, Aere Greenway wrote:
> All:
> I attempted to install Lubuntu 14.04 on two more of my test machines,
> and could not do it in both cases.
> In the first machine, the live CD booted, but there was nothing in the
> task-bar indicating a wireless network was present, though it booted
> with a wireless dongle plugged-in that has always worked out-of-the-box.
> I put the 'manage networks' applet in the task-bar, but it seemed
> aware only of ethernet (which was not connected).
> I took out the better wireless dongle, and plugged in another wireless
> dongle that always worked out-of-the-box in past levels.
> Still there was no wireless indication.
> I put the 'network status monitor' applet in the task-bar, but still
> no indication of any wireless.
> By clicking in some manner (I don't know whether left, or right), I
> got a small dialog box showing a few wireless networks, and clicked on
> mine, and it asked for an 'encryption password' (or something like
> that).  I entered my WEP hex code of my wireless network, but nothing
> came active.
> The window I entered it in looks different than any of the
> wireless/network windows I have worked with before.
> So on the first machine, I was unable to install because I could not
> connect to the Internet (it depends on the wireless dongle for that).
> By the way, I had no problem installing Lubuntu 14.04 with that same
> wireless dongle on 3 other machines.  I have no idea why the same
> wireless dongle does not initialize on that particular machine.
> On booting another partition of that same machine (Ubuntu 14.04), the
> same wireless dongle performed perfectly, so it wasn't a problem with
> the USB plug-in of the dongle, or with the dongle itself.
> I later tried to install Lubuntu 14.04 on HP Mini netbook, and on
> booting the live USB, like the prior case, there is no wireless
> indication.
> The md5sum matches on the ISO file I created the live CD from (and
> also the live USB).
> Does anyone have any ideas on what may be going wrong here?


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