How to set up wireless internet in ubuntu 10.04.1

Tapas Mishra mightydreams at
Fri Oct 8 11:59:53 UTC 2010

On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 4:13 PM, Ashim Kapoor <ashimkapoor at> wrote:
> Dear All,
> I recently installed ubuntu 10.04.1. The wired lan internet works fine , but
> I am unable to install the wireless netgear internet. When I do system
> ->administration ->network tools and choose wireless interface it does not
> let me edit the ipv4 settings.
> What do I have to do ? Please explain.
> Many thanks,
> Ashim
I searched this thing on internet and before I can suggest some thing
I want to know is your wifi card being detected on your system.
If possible for you just go to some friend who has a wifi and see if
you can see wifi of friends network  being detected
on your laptop.
If you are comfortable with command line
then post the output of
iwlist scan

If everything is working, the resulting output will yield something like:

wlan2 Scan completed :
Cell 01 - Address: 00:1A:70:46:BA:B1
Frequency:2.412 GHz (Channel 1)
Quality=66/100 Signal level:-46 dBm
Encryption key:on
IE: IEEE 802.11i/WPA2 Version 1
Group Cipher : CCMP
Pairwise Ciphers (1) : CCMP
Authentication Suites (1) : PSK
Bit Rates:1 Mb/s; 2 Mb/s; 5.5 Mb/s; 11 Mb/s; 18 Mb/s
24 Mb/s; 36 Mb/s; 54 Mb/s; 6 Mb/s; 9 Mb/s
12 Mb/s; 48 Mb/s
Extra: Last beacon: 68ms ago

If you get this output (plus data for other AP's), then the interface
is able to receive data (at least).

Post the results here.

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