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Hi, I have just installed Ubuntu 11.04 and am having trouble connecting to the wireless. The weird thing is that it did detect my SSID and prompted me for a ...
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    Can't connect to wireless


    Hi,

    I have just installed Ubuntu 11.04 and am having trouble connecting to the wireless.
    The weird thing is that it did detect my SSID and prompted me for a password but would not connect. (password is definitely correct).

    I have been searching for info for the last hour or two but not had much luck.
    Here is some info the terminal is showing:
    Code:
    - Device: wlan0 ----------------------------------------------------------------
      Type:              802.11 WiFi
      Driver:            rtl8187
      State:             disconnected
      Default:           no
      HW Address:        00:16:44:FA:0F:93
    
      Capabilities:
    
      Wireless Properties
        WEP Encryption:  yes
        WPA Encryption:  yes
        WPA2 Encryption: yes
    
      Wireless Access Points 
    
    
    *-network DISABLED
           description: Wireless interface
           physical id: 3
           bus info: usb (at symbol) 1:1
           logical name: wlan0
           serial: 00:16:44:fa:0f:93
           capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=rtl8187 driverversion=2.6.38-11-generic firmware=N/A link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
    If you need any more info please do let me know and your help is much appreciated.

    Thanks.
    Last edited by daark.child; 09-03-2011 at 06:16 PM. Reason: fix code tags

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    Hello and Welcome.
    Is this a laptop? If yes, the first thing to check is a "kill" switch on the laptop for the wireless card. It may be one key or it may be a combinations of keys.
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    It's a laptop that previously run Vista.

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hockley View Post
    It's a laptop that previously run Vista.

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    Do you not see or have a "kill" switch on the machine?
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    [QUOTE=MikeTbob;859223]Do you not see or have a "kill" switch on the machine?[/QUOTE

    No

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    Might be a silly question... but are you able to connect to any networks, at all?
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    No other SSID's showing up including my home one now - connected via ethernet at the moment.

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    This is really silly. I unticked 'Enable Wireless' and then ticked it and it worked. Although it droped 20secs later and then about 1minute after asked me for the password.

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    So, an hour later, what is your symptoms now? Still working properly? Intermittently?
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