Qbuntu Wireless

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Post 3+ Months Ago

Hey,

I'm trying to mount a new access point on my laptop whilst staying with a friend for the week. If I type "iwconfig" I can see his network, it's unsecured no WEP but I can't mount it :( I use

sudo iwconfig wlan mode Managed

... followed by ...

sudo iwconfig essid ESSID_NAME

Anything I'm not taking into consideration :?:

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You need to actually connect to the wireless AP. Use something like dhcpclient or dhcpcd. Command would be as follows.

sudo iwconfig dhclient wlan0

or

sudo iwconfig dhcpcd wlan0

Depending which you use. That should assign you an IP etc. let me know how it goes. Don't forget to substitute wlan0 to whichever name is assigned to your wireless device if you have multiple.
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Uhh.. Enjoi_Panda_man, no. You'd do:

sudo iwconfig [name of interface; probably wlan0] mode managed essid "wirless_name"

Then -

sudo dhclient wlan0

To get an IP address on that network.
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lol u guys make me laugh. why worry about what command goes where when theres tools to do it for you? :]
click on the K / Start / Whatever button, go up to System and then click on Network. a prompt will come up for your password, so enter it. now a dialog box will appear with all of your network interfaces, and your wireless should be one of them (which you'll know as it'll be called wireless connection >.<). select it and click on the 'properties' button. uncheck the 'enable roaming mode' box, enter the network name, for configuration select 'automatic configuration (DHCP)' and click ok. after a few seconds, a status dialog box should pop up telling you its changing the network configuration. once its done, close out of the network settings dialog, reboot the computer and you should have internet access :]

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Careful Anarchy, they might gripe at you for doing things the "Windows way". Happens to me all the time, see?
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rofl yea.. i was expecting some backlash of that sort ^_^
but shrug. i figure if theres an easy way to do things (such as simply having to click), ya might as well do it and save the time.

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