wireless connectivity

NoOp glgxg at sbcglobal.net
Thu Aug 26 16:55:04 UTC 2010

On 08/26/2010 05:58 AM, Chris G wrote:
> I have to agree about the bewildering choices.  When wireless doesn't
> work (for whatever reason) it's *incredibly* difficult to diagnose
> what's wrong.
> Is there a HowTo anywhere that really walks through the whole WiFi
> setup because I have looked and found little step by step diagnosis.
> One can find fixes for specific problems but nothing that says 'step 1
> - do this', 'if x happens then step 2 - do that' etc.
> As it is I haven't a clue what to do in several different cases:-
>     1 - Nothing useful seems to happen, even though I know there's a
>     wireless network in the vicinity.
>     2 - It tells me there's a wireless network, I have a 'key' but
>     haven't a clue what sort of key it is (this is a very common
>     situation and the network 'owner' very rarely has a clue what to
>     do) 
>     3 - What the 'network' applet in the panel is *supposed* to do, is
>     this documented anywhere?


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