Kubuntu wireless setup issues
Robert Ramey wrote:
> I have managed to get my Kubuntu system to access the internet
> through my home router. It would not do so out of the box. No
> amount of fiddling with the GUI Network configuration utility would
> make this work.
What version of KDE? 4.0 or 3.5.9? If it is 4.0 forget the rest of my
comments, I can only talk about 3.5.9. And what network configuration GUI
do you mean? Is it knetworkmanager or is it K-menu -> system settings ->
> In order to accomplish this, I had to:
> a) Go in to the command line console
> a) disable WEP on my home router
> b) iwlist scan # to display my router
> c) sudo ipconfig ath0 essid "HOME NETWORK"
> d) sudo dhclient
> e) ping ... # ok
From "ath0" I suppose you are using an Atheros chip set - can you confirm
> Now I want to:
> a) make this work without disabling my router WEP security
Well, some nitpicking: Make that WEP encryption - it is no real security
nowadays. If you want security, use WPA / WPA2. See
> b) make this automatic at startup.
If you want it automatic after you boot the machine, you should use a
manual configuration of the file "/etc/network/interfaces". But I suppose
it is good enough after login. Then you should use knetworkmanager.
Select it from K-menu -> internet -> knetworkmanager. You will get an
icon in the system tray. Right click that icon and you should see a line
with the name of your network and a signal level bar. Click on that line
and there should be a popup asking for the WEP key. If you don't see the
line, go to options -> enable wireless networks. Then look for the line
with your network name again, it should be there now.
Finally, if that doesn't work, please let us know what doesn't work. Some
people have problems with knetworkmanager, but for me it just works with
an Intel IPW2200 and an Atheros chips set.
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