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Topic # 62976 18-Jun-2010 12:02
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Hi

I have ubuntu 10.04 installed for the past three months and my wireless was working fine. Today for some reason that I don't know it has stopped working. It shows the Wireless Networks available but fails to connect. Can somebody please help me? I am not a geek so I need "dumbed-down" instructions. PLease help me!!!

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  Reply # 347763 4-Jul-2010 19:19
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sushipopo: Hi

I have ubuntu 10.04 installed for the past three months and my wireless was working fine. Today for some reason that I don't know it has stopped working. It shows the Wireless Networks available but fails to connect. Can somebody please help me? I am not a geek so I need "dumbed-down" instructions. PLease help me!!!

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The obvouss question is whether or not anything else can connect to the same wifi access point ("AP").

If they can, then maybe the wifi adaptor on the Linux system has died. To test that, can it connect to some other Wifi access point?

If the Wifi AP is working for other devices and your Linux PC can connect to other APs, then the problem may be in the config somewhere.

Also...make sure no one has changed the pass phrase on any encryption enabled on the wifi AP. Sometimes parents lock their kids out to keep the bandwidth down and the little buggers reset the AP to get their access back. 

But first, make sure you have fully functioning hardware at both ends. If you do, come back.  

 




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  Reply # 347783 4-Jul-2010 20:29
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