wireless connectivity

Karl Larsen klarsen1 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 26 20:38:55 UTC 2010

On 08/26/2010 01:48 PM, Chris G wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 26, 2010 at 09:55:04AM -0700, NoOp wrote:
>> 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?
>> Perhaps?
>> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WirelessTroubleShootingGuide
> Yes, looks useful, thank you.
         You might want to try wicd which is a replacement for Network 
Manager. You can get it with this in a Terminal:

     $sudo apt-get install wicd

This software seems better for wifi in some cases.

73 Karl


	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
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