Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Geeks To Go is a helpful hub, where thousands of volunteer geeks quickly serve friendly answers and support. Check out the forums and get free advice from the experts. Register now to gain access to all of our features, it's FREE and only takes one minute. Once registered and logged in, you will be able to create topics, post replies to existing threads, give reputation to your fellow members, get your own private messenger, post status updates, manage your profile and so much more.

Create Account How it Works
Photo

Ubuntu Wireless


  • Please log in to reply

#1
Justin

Justin

    I do a little bit of everything

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,353 posts
Im kind of a newbie when i comes to Linux (ok, im a total newbie)...I just installed Ubuntu as my first distro. Is there any way for me to see which wireless networks are in range of my network card?
Thanks!
  • 0

Advertisements


#2
SpaceCowboy706

SpaceCowboy706

    Trusted Tech

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,175 posts
Hopefully you are not just looking for any wireless, but instead YOUR wireless, right?

I just installed Ububtu last week and I am learning also, but I have already figured out the network side of it, since that is my passion, so to speak... Kinda like yours is Malware.

Answer the first question honestly and I will help you out.

Edited by SpaceCowboy706, 26 September 2006 - 08:43 PM.

  • 0

#3
Justin

Justin

    I do a little bit of everything

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,353 posts
Im trying to find my college's wireless signal in our student union.

Edited by Justin, 26 September 2006 - 10:38 PM.

  • 0

#4
warriorscot

warriorscot

    Member 5k

  • Retired Staff
  • 8,889 posts
You need to make sure your wireless actually works and is being picked up, but if you go to the network option in preferences youll get a screen and at the ESSID box its a drop down with any detectable networks if it works i cant get my wireless to work under ubuntu it detects networks after its installed with ndiswrapper but wont actually connect.

Ndiswrapper can bu used to install windows drivers in linux if you cant get linux drivers and it isnt properly supported without drivers, you can set up networks and see them in terminal is you use ifconfig and iwconfig, there is a couple of great ubuntu wikis out there that have lots of info about getting networks up and running but i have to tell you if your wireless card isnt supported its a nightmare mines still doesnt work after a week of trying.
  • 0

#5
Justin

Justin

    I do a little bit of everything

  • Topic Starter
  • Member
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,353 posts
thanks for the response..but i gave up lol, i put windows back on my laptop. I dont have the time to fool around with linux right now. Ill install it over summer break ( so far away)
  • 0

#6
warriorscot

warriorscot

    Member 5k

  • Retired Staff
  • 8,889 posts
Why dont you dual boot it, its doesnt take long at all you just need a partition of around 5Gb minimum and install it on that its no problem 6.10 kubuntus grub installs and detects windows no problem although i had to edit the config file in 6.6. Its pretty easy to do takes no time ive reinstalled ubuntu several times in the last week and it takes 15 minutes to do it all. My only problem is with the internet but im starting to think its a 6.06 problem as it doesnt work wired either but 6.10 does as im using it right now.
  • 0

#7
SpaceCowboy706

SpaceCowboy706

    Trusted Tech

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,175 posts
Here is how I got my wireless working:

http://www.ubuntufor...ad.php?t=268574

Hope it helps.
  • 0

#8
warriorscot

warriorscot

    Member 5k

  • Retired Staff
  • 8,889 posts
You got an rt2500 as well mines is a usb so rt2570, its a real pain in the backside. Mind you why were you trying to use Ndiswrapper thats the serialmonkey linux driver you are using it works well for me at least i get flashing lights when it detects networks. My problem is connection refusals but ive pretty much given up for the moment. There is more i can try but im glad you got yours working ralink cards in ubuntu just arent fun.
  • 0

#9
SpaceCowboy706

SpaceCowboy706

    Trusted Tech

  • Member
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 1,175 posts
no they are not fun at all.. i also have the usb one as well (you were refering to)... and since you are having problems with it... i will make it my mission to get it working and then post the ubuntu forum link in here for you. keep an eye on this post as it may tak a while.
  • 0

#10
warriorscot

warriorscot

    Member 5k

  • Retired Staff
  • 8,889 posts
Thanks, ive been working with it for a while im going to give it another try today or tommorow im not hopeful though, its so infuriating if i use wifi radar or wireless assistant i can detect networks but i cant connect i even get a flashing light when it searches but still no connection its the most infuriating combination of technologies ive ever encoutered. I think im going to give the rt73or 63s a go some places say they sometimes work better.
  • 0






Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP