[xubuntu-users] Wireless card not recognised as wireless (shows as wired)

Nigel Wilkinson nigel at waspz.co.uk
Sun Jul 22 20:23:21 BST 2007


On Thu, 12 Jul 2007 15:37:38 +0200
Vincent <imnotb at gmail.com> wrote:

> On 11/07/07, Nigel Wilkinson <nigel at waspz.co.uk> wrote:
> >
> > Hi Guys
> >
> > a while ago I upgraded to Feisty from Xubuntu 6.10. In 6.10 my
> > wireless card worked great but in feisty when I select system |
> > network from the start menu it is seen as a wired connection even
> > though the interface is seen as wlan0. This of course stops me
> > configuring it.
> >
> > I have an IBM T23 and the wireless card is a Prism 2.5 (which as a
> > good record of working with Linux) and I have had working on
> > various distros as well as Xubuntu 6.10.
> >
> > Anyone know how to get round this?
> 
> 
> Well, as a temporary workaround (there should be a good way though)
> you could try to boot into the 6.10 livecd, configure your network
> from there, then copy the file /etc/network/interfaces to a USB drive
> or something (perhaps email it to yourself) and then on your 7.04
> installation replace the /etc/network/interfaces file with the one
> you copied from the 6.10livecd.
> 
> Cheers
> > Nigel
> >
> >
> 
> 
I eventually got round to trying this but 6.10 live saw the card as
wired as well. Looks like I'll have to bone up on configuring from the
CLI.

Cheers
Nigel



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