Ubuntu and wireless internet

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hi,

2 days ago I installed linux Ubuntu for the first time.
I connected to the internet using a normal cable.
But now I want to use my linksys to connect and use wireless
internet. Yesterday I didn't even know where to start but today I found
out about Add/remove applications. So I dowloaded and installed a couple of
wireless programs ( kwlan, Wifi-radar etc.) The problem is they all seem to find
my linksys but they just don't connect. Do I have to enter some weird codes
in the terminal or is installing those little programs enough?

your help is really appreciated.

Thank you
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I run ubuntu but I've never tried to connect to a wireless router but I assume any codes you may or may not need to enter will be driven by your router. Let me know if this isn't the case, I have every intention of following you down the yellow brick road in the next couple of weeks

Cheers, Prime ... :D
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you're probably going to have to grab the windows driver and ndiswrapper..
and hopefully this forum post helps..
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I'll try to do what they are saying in the post and I'll tell what happens, thanks anarchy. I'm sorry prime but I don't really understand what you mean, excuse my bad bad english. What do I have to let you know?
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Wait a minute. Does ubuntu see the wireless NIC when it boots? That's the first thing to check.
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which you could find out by entering lspci in a terminal :]
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Would dmesg | more work as well? That's what I use in FreeBSD?
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most likely, but i think lspci would work better. dmesg | more gives us too much information that we dont need..all we want to do is see if the card is detected. we dont want to write a novel about the hardware.. lol
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I entered this lspci in the terminal, but I didn't understand a thing of what followed :?

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meron@meron-laptop:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:00.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:00.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 83)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
01:04.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection (rev 05)
01:05.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711M1/MC1 4-in-1 MemoryCardBus Controller (rev 20)
01:05.1 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711M1/MC1 4-in-1 MemoryCardBus Controller (rev 20)
01:05.2 System peripheral: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711Mx 4-in-1 MemoryCardBus Accelerator
01:06.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
meron@meron-laptop:~$
  1. meron@meron-laptop:~$ lspci
  2. 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
  3. 00:00.1 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
  4. 00:00.3 System peripheral: Intel Corporation 82852/82855 GM/GME/PM/GMV Processor to I/O Controller (rev 02)
  5. 00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
  6. 00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device (rev 02)
  7. 00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
  8. 00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
  9. 00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
  10. 00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 03)
  11. 00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 83)
  12. 00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 03)
  13. 00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DBM (ICH4-M) IDE Controller (rev 03)
  14. 00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
  15. 00:1f.6 Modem: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 03)
  16. 01:04.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection (rev 05)
  17. 01:05.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711M1/MC1 4-in-1 MemoryCardBus Controller (rev 20)
  18. 01:05.1 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711M1/MC1 4-in-1 MemoryCardBus Controller (rev 20)
  19. 01:05.2 System peripheral: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ711Mx 4-in-1 MemoryCardBus Accelerator
  20. 01:06.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
  21. meron@meron-laptop:~$


is this a good thing?
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Meron wrote:
01:04.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection (rev 05)

yes, thats a good thing. that means that it does detect your wireless card, and it gives the make/model of it so now you have all the info you need to find out what you need to do to install it. :] google something like: ubuntu intel wireless 2200bg
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That's nice but it didn't give it an ID#. For example my NIC (not wireless) is fxp0. So if I want it to get a DHCP address I type dhclient fxp0. To give it a static IP I have to edit /etc/rc.conf
That's FreeBSD so it might be different in Linux. Either way, I don't see an ID in the output.
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that shouldn't be necessary..
something i forgot to ask was is your network encrypted?
also, what version of ubuntu are you using?
check out this post
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I tried this one

and it worked! pfffeeuw took me a while though :?

thanks all! anarchy my network is not encrypted. I share with the neighbours :P
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Meron wrote:
thanks all! anarchy my network is not encrypted. I share with the neighbours :P

hahah...nice

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