[ubuntu-za] FW: Books
andre at sensorysolutions.co.za
Thu Feb 14 07:15:19 GMT 2008
Yes it works like a charm in Windows. I did look yesterday again for a
firmware update but nothing new.
With accessibility in mind what will you recommend Ubuntu or Kubuntu? We
deal with blind and partially sighted people and one reason for me trying
Linux is to help them with a more affordable solution. We've heard that Orca
is good but runs on Gnome.
From: ubuntu-za-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
[mailto:ubuntu-za-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Jonathan Sparks
Sent: 13 February 2008 08:48 PM
To: Ubuntu South African Local Community
Subject: Re: [ubuntu-za] FW: Books
As I said I'm no expert, so am running out of ideas for you.
Can you connect to your router via wireless in windows (Or verify the
router is working some other way)?
If you can connect via a cat5 cable directly you could try wifi-radar in
ubuntu or KWiFiManager for kubuntu. Just install them via Applications
Add/Remove. Also, personally, I would make sure I had the latest
firmware for the router.
Sorry I can't be of more help..I'm new to this as well :-)
André Truter wrote:
> Hi Jonathan
> Nope nothing, I still see the neighbours wireless but not mine.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: André Truter [mailto:andre at sensorysolutions.co.za]
> Sent: 13 February 2008 02:47 PM
> To: 'Ubuntu South African Local Community'
> Subject: RE: [ubuntu-za] Books
> I normally see one of my neighbours wifi but not mine, but this also tells
> me it's working. I've tried sitting next to it 50cm from router nothing.
> I'm not getting a screen I've deleted it from my notebook.
> I'm setting up Kubuntu on my desktop now, someone told me to try this. The
> same wifi card is in there a Ralink when I'm finished I'll try the no
> security and let you know.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ubuntu-za-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
> [mailto:ubuntu-za-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Jonathan Sparks
> Sent: 13 February 2008 02:25 PM
> To: Ubuntu South African Local Community
> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-za] Books
> Hi Andre,
> I have not been using Ubuntu or Linux for long but have had problems
> setting up my wireless network so for what it is worth try going back to
> basics. If you are connecting at work your card and setup must be OK.
> Make sure you are in range. Sounds stupid but my broadcom based card in
> my laptop connected fine from my bedroom when in XP, but wouldn't in
> Ubuntu. I ended up moving the router to the kitchen.
> Turn off security settings (WEP, WPA ect) on router to try get it to
> connect like that first.
> Make sure DHCP is turned on on the router.
> Jonathan Sparks
> André Truter wrote:
>> That's the problem I dont what to buy a book and it's not going to give
>> info on how to configure hardware or it's based on older versions. Will
>> make a difference or is all the releases the same that one book can be
>> for all Ubuntu commands and configurations?
>> Well if it search for a wireless network nothing is found. If I try to
>> connect manual it's not connecting.
>> At work we have one from Duxbury "NetGear" and no problem it see's it I
>> the key and I'm on.
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: ubuntu-za-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com
>> [mailto:ubuntu-za-bounces at lists.ubuntu.com] On Behalf Of Morgan Collett
>> Sent: 13 February 2008 11:27 AM
>> To: Ubuntu South African Local Community
>> Subject: Re: [ubuntu-za] Books
>> On Feb 13, 2008 9:48 AM, André Truter <andre at sensorysolutions.co.za>
>>> Is there any books you can recommend for me to get myself up to speed on
>>> Linux and Ubuntu?
>> There are lots of Ubuntu books. Search Amazon books for Ubuntu Linux...
>> They are pitched at readers with different levels of experience, so I
>> can't recommend anything specific. The only one I have is the first
>> edition of the Official Ubuntu Book which I bought more for historical
>> reasons and to support the authors than to get something out of it.
>>> Can anyone help me to get Ubuntu7.10 to see my wireless SMC 2804WBR
>> Please tell us more about the problem and configuration.
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