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thickgit
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Registered: ‎20-11-2010

access my router by wireless card

hi, got an old pc running ubuntu 10.10. got a wifi lan card I put in it, hoping to  connect to my,  thomson wireless router in another room  , have tried configuring the wifi card as ad hoc but no idea what the other entries need are. perhaps someone has advice to help me connectup please? I knoe i could run a long cable between them, but would trip up and break my neck, so any help gratefully received
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Wheel_nut
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Re: access my router by wireless card

You need the Client set up to connect as an "Infrastructure" client .... not Ad Hoc.
The standard UBUNTU wireless utility will find the available wireless SSIDs and allow you to select yours. Then, all you need to enter is the WPA Passphrase.
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Re: access my router by wireless card

The old PC may have a wireless card which only supports WEP which will mean reconfiguring the router security - not a good idea
thickgit
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network connection with ubuntu

Hi, can anyone tell me what i need to enter to connect my pc running Ubuntu 10 10 to my Thomson router wirelessly  please  thax Don
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Re: access my router by wireless card

original topic merged for continuity
VileReynard
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Re: access my router by wireless card

If you click on the wifi icon (next to the speaker volume icon)
You should see something like the attachment...
Select the obvious entry (the Thompson Fxxxxx) and enter the password when requested to.
If you don't see all this, you can check that the PC sees the hardware by entering into
Applications -> Accessories -> Terminal the command
lshw -C network

You should see something like
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WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
 *-network              
      description: Wireless interface
      product: Atheros AR5001X+ Wireless Network Adapter
      vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
      physical id: 8
      bus info: pci@0000:05:08.0
      logical name: wlan0
      version: 01
      serial: 00:14:6c:8a:c1:1d
      width: 32 bits
      clock: 33MHz
      capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
      configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath5k driverversion=2.6.35-23-generic firmware=N/A ip=192.168.1.5 latency=168 maxlatency=28 mingnt=10 multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
      resources: irq:18 memory:d3000000-d300ffff

The product and vendor names are worth writing down.