potential newbie with questions (please be gentle)

Karl Larsen klarsen1 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 15 13:31:16 UTC 2010

On 07/15/2010 06:54 AM, Maurice McCarthy wrote:
> On 14 July 2010 21:20, Jerry Bolt<jerry.bolt at gmail.com>  wrote:
>> Maurice,
>> Thank you for your help, it has been great.
> You're welcome. Helping is the only reason I'm on the list. Many
> people I've never met have done much for me.
>> Here is where I am at.
>> I downloaded the driver like you recommended.  That worked to the point the
>> wireless adapter is now being recognized.  However, when  I pull up the
>> available wireless networks and attempt to connect to mine, it won't
>> connect.  It acts as if it is trying but will not completely connect.  I
>> tried to connect to one of the "unsecured" networks in range and samething.
> These things are so annoying. I'm sure where to go from here. The
> Ubuntu Network Manager is usually very good behind the scenes. I take
> it you've tried booting with the wire disconnected. Offhand the only
> other thing I can suggest is to install wicd through the software
> centre. It is another network manager but it lets you see what is
> going on rather better.
         I second the wicd idea. I have it on my laptop Ubuntu 10.04 and 
it asked for the password the first time it came up, and connected. It 
saved the password and it is real cool software.

73 Karl


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