No internet on Hp netbook MIE ubuntu 8.04
Posted 28 April 2010 - 02:16 PM
Posted 28 April 2010 - 03:09 PM
- Double-click or select Network-Manager or Network-Admin
- In most pre-installed machines, the manufacturer has set it up with all the necessary drivers already.
- In that case, it should initially show all available wireless networks and allow you to click on the network to connect to it.
- If wireless authentication is needed by your router (WEP, WPA, etc) a network-manager dialog will pop up asking for your authentication details.
- Open a terminal window: depending on which version of Ubuntu you have installed, this may be in slightly different places
- Ubuntu/Gnome: Applications menu -> Accessories -> Terminal
- Xubuntu/Xfce: Applications menu -> System -> Terminal.
- Kubuntu/KDE: KMenu -> System -> Terminal Program (Konsole).
- In the terminal, type iwlist and press Enter.
- Copy down the results
- In the terminal, type lspci | grep Network and press enter. Notes: case is sensitive here, the character after "lspci" is a pipe character; on most keyboards, it's on the key above the Enter key and looks like a vertical line.
- Copy down the results and post both this and the results from the iwlist command.
Posted 28 April 2010 - 04:04 PM
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Posted 28 April 2010 - 07:45 PM
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Posted 29 April 2010 - 08:06 AM
On the other hand, if you have other PCs that are successfully connecting, it's more likely still a configuration issue on the netbook. When you open the Wireless Network icon, does it provide you any option for specifying your network address (possibly labeled TCP/IP, address, network, or something similar). If so, you want to be sure it's set on DHCP, which requests the address from your wireless router automatically. That's usually the default, but given your specific symptoms, it's worth checking.
I apologize that I can't be more specific in my assistance - I haven't ever had my hands on a netbook with MIE and haven't been able to find a demo/video/walkthrough online that I could use to give you better focused instructions!
Re: Ubuntu Remix, I don't know, that's not a variant I've used. I've been pretty pleased with Puppy Linux, which you can run from a CD, to try out. If you're looking for the easiest distribution to use, I haven't heard anything better than Ubuntu, though! They have a great community for support and really focus on making it easy for beginners.
Posted 29 April 2010 - 11:35 AM
Posted 29 April 2010 - 12:49 PM
It mentions in the instructions briefly about setting your BIOS or Boot menu to use the usb drive, but doesn't provide instructions. This page elsewhere at their site has a more detailed summary of this step.
As always, if you have questions, just post another response!
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