[ubuntu-uk] Wireless connection

Tom Bamford tom at entrepreneuria.co.uk
Wed Feb 13 11:39:06 GMT 2008

London School of Puppetry wrote:
> Hi there,I usually have no problem with connecting to wifi, except today 
> I was in a place where it is netgear.  Impossible. I was given the 
> password but nothing happened, tried switching on and off, but nothing- 
> then using a default system code,, caused the other PC in the house to 
> lose connection completely. Any ideas how I might have connected? Is 
> linux incompatible?
> Caroline (Lsp)
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> London School of Puppetry
> www.londonschoolofpuppetry.com <http://www.londonschoolofpuppetry.com>

Try tailing your syslog (via System > Administration > Log Viewer) while 
your PC tries to connect, you'll at least be able to find out where the 
problem lies. Sometimes my Atheros card goes ape and refuses to 
associate, for which I have to unload and load the kernel module for my 
card. Other times I've had dhcp problems such as Kris mentioned.


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