Wireless does not see Internet [was: PSK recovery?]

James Takac p3nndrag0n at gmail.com
Thu Sep 17 00:32:46 UTC 2009

Hi Fred

On Wednesday 16 September 2009 22:55:18 Fred Roller wrote:
> James Takac wrote:
> > [snip]
> > Hi Fred
> >
> > Alas that didn't work. It's a pitty I can't test the wireless off the
> > live cd else I'd have tried that too. It still gets the dchp and I just
> > installed hard-info on that system hoping to see what the wireless chip
> > is thinking maybe a driver issue? didn't see the chip info but I see it's
> > sent and receiving info over time. And interestingly vista and ubuntu
> > have shared that laptop for over a year without any wireless before this.
> > The other thing I think might be a partially corrupted system so am
> > considering (but don't want to if I can avoid it) is a complete
> > reinstall. Still looking to the router wont hurt ;) Maybe it's there
> >
> > James

The above shoulda said without any wireless probs

> I feel your pain.  When first learning Linux I crashed my system several
> times.  Kid with a new toy ;-)  I poked and proded every nook and
> crany.  As a result I learned a partition layout and a few tweeks that
> took the pain out of rebuilding.  How ever, in your case, if you do go
> down that road, you could maybe move your important stuff to some of the
> windows machines.  As I recall you have internal network connectivity.
> If the Vista machines have the space save your /home directory.  See if
> you can establish a shared folder.
>  Also take a look at "The perfect build" on how to forge:
> http://www.howtoforge.com/the-perfect-desktop-ubuntu-9.04
> This helps me cut down on looking for packages to get a lot things
> working.  You don't need everything, but it makes for a nice checklist.
> Hopefully someone else might have some insight.  Wish I could have been
> more helpful.
> --
> Fred
> www.fwrgallery.com
> "Life is like linux, simple.  If you are fighting it you are doing
> something wrong."

might try 9.04 as of yet as well. Still gotta download that


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