Wireless network, Ubuntu 8.10.

Tony Baldwin photodharma at gmail.com
Sun Jun 7 17:17:51 UTC 2009

On Sun, Jun 07, 2009 at 06:35:17PM +0200, Johnny Rosenberg wrote:
> I'm really sorry to write here, because I really think I should be
> able to solve this myself, but so far I failed badly…
> I have a wired Internet connection and it works like it should. I
> don't get the 100 Mb/s, but it's fast enough and I don't complain.
> We have three computers. One laptop (the one I use right now) with
> Ubuntu 8.10, one desktop PC, also with Ubuntu 8.10 and finally one Eee
> PC 900 with Mandriva Linux Free 2009.1.
> Every one of the computers have wireless network cards and now I
> thought it would be nice if at least the two laptops (Ubuntu 8.10 and
> Mandriva Linux Free 2009.1) could share folders and files, but I
> really don't know where to start. I don't have a router or anything
> and I don't want to connect the wireless stuff to the Internet since I
> already have the Internet through the wired stuff.
> Since I am a total novice, I started by left clicking the network icon
> in the upper right corner and then click ”Create a new wireless
> network…”. There was some stuff to input and then the icon started to
> roll and then nothing more happened… After a while I was prompted for
> my password again and so on. Since I don't know what is supposed to
> happen I don't have a clue if this is correct so far and if I am
> supposed to go to step 2 or something like that, or if I have a
> problem already…
> I thought that if someone would be so nice to give me the first steps
> and tell me what should happen, and then I do that and verify that
> what's supposed to happen really happens, then someone could be so
> kind to give me the next step until the problem is solved. Does that
> sound OK?
> I really feel stupid writing here about such a thing, but I never
> worked with networks before that didn't configure themselves, kind of…
> I don't want to upgrade to 9.04 until an Xorg bug is corrected, since
> there is a program that I use constantly that depend on it.
> Kind regards
> Johnny Rosenberg

I believe step no. 1 would be to get a wireless router.
I'm not sure how you would intend to do this without one.

buena suerte,

art & photos | tony baldwin

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