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I am using ubuntu on an older PII Tosh laptop with a new D-Link wireless card. The installation seemed to go well and the wireless card light is on but ...
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    Wireless card not talking to internet


    I am using ubuntu on an older PII Tosh laptop with a new D-Link wireless card. The installation seemed to go well and the wireless card light is on but I cannot get the internet working..

    Can anyone help.. I have posted here as many of the commands I can think of to save wasting time

    I tried to include them in this message boy but I kept on getting an error saying.. You have included 7 images in your message...

    so I have attached a small txt file..

    Thanks

    Peter
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    Do you have the Microsoft Windows drivers for the card handy? You might be able to install them using a program called ndiswrapper.
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    More detailed information is needed. If this is a pcmcia card, enter this command in a terminal and post the output.
    Code:
    lspci
    If it is a USB card, use this command.
    Code:
    lsusb
    There may be error messages that can help determine the problem. Enter this command and post any relevant messages that you find. It will be displayed one page at a time, for easier viewing. Use "page down" key to view next page.
    Code:
    dmesg | less
    Also, post the modules that are loading on your system. You can get them with this command.
    Code:
    lsmod
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    Wireless problem

    Thanks for the replies.. but guess what I solved it more by good luck than good management. I read on one website that when you set up a wireless card and decide to put in the wep key as text you MUST put quotes around the key// guess what I hadnt !.. so I changed it to hexadecimal and put the same SSID key in and it worked !!!

    Well worth noting !

    Thanks again

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    WEP is not considered to be very safe. It is better to use WPA encryption.
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    Wep

    Yes you are right.. so when I get chance I am going to move over to WPA

    Thx

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