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  1. #1

    Strange wireless problem in Ubuntu

    Hello all,
    Alright I have a problem that has really puzzled me. I currently have installed kubuntu edgy on my Dell inspiron 1150 and followed the instructions here,

    in order to set up my wireless card. It worked great for two days! Now though, I can't find any wireless networks around my apartment when before it found four. I know that my network is working because I dual-boot with winxp and it found my network easily. I'm kinda new to linux and especially kubuntu, but does anyone have a clue as to what went wrong?

    As an edit, I have am able to connect to wireless networks away from my apartment I have just noticed. So this is not an overall problem, but can anyone think of why I can see networks away from my apartment but not in it. Windows can see them there, so I know they exist.

  2. #2
    what if you run
    sudo iwlist wireless_device_name scan
    If you don't know the name of you device run sudo ifconfig
    Brilliant Mediocrity - Making Failure Look Good

  3. #3
    I ran the command and I can see my network as well as the other networks around my apartment. So I can detect them, but how can I connect to them?

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    what program were you using to connect before? The dirty way is to run
    sudo iwconfig wireless_interface your_essid
    Brilliant Mediocrity - Making Failure Look Good

  6. #5
    I tried the command that you gave me and I got this response (my network's essid is NASA):

    stephen@stephen-laptop:~$ sudo iwconfig eth1 NASA
    Error : unrecognised wireless request "NASA"
    Did I type the command incorrectly? Also, I'm currently using KWiFiManager to connect to wireless networks.

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