ubuntu wireless problems again

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  1. D1G1T4L

    D1G1T4L Active Member

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    if you remember from my last threads, i had problems getting my wireless to work, well with some miracle i got it to work using static ip (even though my router assigns ips dynamically)

    well it stopped working again, i tried installing linux-wlan-ng from ubuntu cd package manager (not sure what it does but looking at google it seemed like it enables more driver support for wireless cards)

    when i do ifup wlan0
    i get this message
    wlanctl-ng: Operation not supported
    failed to enable the device, exitcode = 1 .
    run-parts: /etc/network/if-pre-up.d/linux-wlan-ng-pre-up exited with return code 1

    anyone know whats up?

    btw i have d-link airplus dwl-650+ ethernet card (wlan0)
     
  2. D1G1T4L

    D1G1T4L Active Member

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    i rebooted and suddenly it works (i rebooted a few times trying to make it work)

    weird.... still love ubuntu though
     
  3. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    in the future, run:

    tail /var/log/messages

    remove the card

    tail /var/log/messages

    insert the card

    tail /var/log/messages

    check to see the card is detected.
     
  4. D1G1T4L

    D1G1T4L Active Member

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    yea good idea, i keep forgetting to check the log/messages
     
  5. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    here we go again
     
  6. Penguin Man

    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    :werd:

    And as a reply to that (which I didn't see since he's permanently on my IL), I have had way way more problems getting wireless to work under Windows than under Linux. Yes, Windows usually recognizes the card right away, but I can never figure out how to tell it to just connect to a damn network, rather than searching around for one to connect to. And when I do finally get to the point where I can tell it where to connect to, if it doesn't work there's no dmesg to tell me what went wrong. Not to even mention that getting WPA set up on <SP2 is impossible.
     
  7. P07r0457

    P07r0457 New Member

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    I will have to say you're smoking something there. Getting wireless on windows is EXTREMELY easy (at least on 2k+). And specificy the SSID explicitly is super-easy. Not to mention I was using WPA back in SP1 days.
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    Eh, just my experience with trying to configure it. But then again, I find everything related to networking irritating to configure in XP, I guess it's a good thing I almost never have to do it :dunno:
     
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    i already have a windows machine, ubuntu is just cool to use on my slow ass laptop, windows is way too slow
     
  10. kingtoad

    kingtoad OT Supporter

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    I'm a firm beleiver that he probably would be having problems.
     

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