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Re: [vox-tech] Wired & Wireless connection problems - Jaunty KDE4.3
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Re: [vox-tech] Wired & Wireless connection problems - Jaunty KDE4.3

On Wed, Nov 18, 2009 at 03:10:28PM -0800, Thomas Johnston wrote:
> But, my labmate has a live CD of karmic koala.  I booted that (making
> no permanent changes to my computer) and the wired connection worked
> immediately.  However, no wireless connections were available.  Via
> the wired connection I downloaded & activated the recommended STA
> driver for my wireless adapter and then was able to connect to both
> moobilenet and the unencrypted wireless AP my labmate has running in
> our lab.  (I couldn't connect to moobilenetx, but if I played around
> with the settings I could probably get that working, too).

In that case, it might be a configuration problem for the wired
connection. You have the same ethernet card I do, and you're using the
same modules for it. It could be wicd's improperly configuring
/etc/network/interfaces. See if you can get connected manually by dhcp:

sudo ifconfig eth0 down
sudo ifconfig eth0 up
sudo dhclient eth0 (or sudo dhcpcd eth0)

If that doesn't work, try using a static IP address. You'll have to
deduce one from one of your labmates(?) wired IP addresses (or the one
you get in Ubuntu 9.10):

sudo ifconfig eth0 abc.def.ghi.jkl broadcast abc.def.ghi.255 \
sudo route add default gw mno.pqr.stu.vwx eth0
sudo bash -c "echo -e \"nameserver\\nnameserver \\" > /etc/resolv.conf" and are the OpenDNS nameservers.

Replace abc.def.ghi.jkl with your desired IP address, abc.def.ghi.255
with your desired broadcast address, with your desired
netmask address, and mno.pqr.stu.vwx with your gateway address. Example:
If abc.def.ghi.jkl is,
abc.def.ghi.jkl could be, could be, and
mno.pqr.stu.vwx could be

Have you "apt-get remove --purge"d knetworkmanager and network-manager,
by the way? That should ensure that there won't be conflicts between
knetworkmanager and wicd.

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