[ubuntu-uk] setting up bt home hub in ubuntu

Matthew Macdonald-Wallace matthew at truthisfreedom.org.uk
Tue Jun 12 15:51:01 BST 2007


On Tue, 12 Jun 2007 15:44:37 +0100, michaelweaver <weavermicha at googlemail.com> wrote:
> How do I get my wireless connection in Ubuntu?
> Dad has been trying to set up my BT Home Hub wireless router in order to
> get a wireless connection on my laptop but he reckons you need the disk
> to install a wireless connection and the disk needs to be run on every
> computer and he is getting annoyed with me for saying otherwise as he
> thinks it is the only way to install wireless. He says the connection I
> have on my desktop is wired so how will my laptop pick up the wireless?

Michael, 

A few things:

1) As far as I am aware, you only need to install the BT wireless stuff from the CD if you are running windows.
2) On the HomeHub there will be either a WEP or WPA key.  If you have network manager installed, right click, then configure a wireless network and choose either WEP or WPA depending on the HomeHub settings.
3) If you have a HomeHub, you do not need to go through the desktop to connect, the HomeHub acts as a router and access point, you connect to the desktop and the internet VIA the HomeHub, not the other way around.

If possible, could you confirm exactly which disk your dad is using to install the wireless connections?

Thanks,

Matt.

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