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    Default One Solution to Wireless problems

    Hi,
    Submitting this as a new posting in the hope that it may help a few newbies like myself get their new installations on line.
    I have been struggling for a few days and finally had success.First I tried with an
    atheros pci card from Belkin-no joy.Then
    I tried a ralink card from Edimax (a card
    with good native support in 11.1),still no joy. Was lucky enough to have Iwfinger respond to my plea for help but apart from helping
    establish that my DHCP was failing to work
    properly, couldnt really get any further.Then
    it occured to me to wipe the hard drive
    completely(it was new before I installed 11.1) That done ,I installed from a purchased live
    install disc ,rather than the DVD iso I had downloaded and burned; the Gnome network manager asked for the ESSID and wep and away
    it went, with a really strong single the
    system is very quick and a pleasure to work with. I wonder how many newbie problems not
    just with wireless are caused by poor quality
    downloads I think there may be quite a few

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    Default Re: One Solution to Wireless problems

    Claviceps wrote:
    > Hi,
    > Submitting this as a new posting in the hope that it may help a few
    > newbies like myself get their new installations on line.
    > I have been struggling for a few days and finally had success.First I
    > tried with an
    > atheros pci card from Belkin-no joy.Then
    > I tried a ralink card from Edimax (a card
    > with good native support in 11.1),still no joy. Was lucky enough to
    > have Iwfinger respond to my plea for help but apart from helping
    > establish that my DHCP was failing to work
    > properly, couldnt really get any further.Then
    > it occured to me to wipe the hard drive
    > completely(it was new before I installed 11.1) That done ,I installed
    > from a purchased live
    > install disc ,rather than the DVD iso I had downloaded and burned; the
    > Gnome network manager asked for the ESSID and wep and away
    > it went, with a really strong single the
    > system is very quick and a pleasure to work with. I wonder how many
    > newbie problems not
    > just with wireless are caused by poor quality
    > downloads I think there may be quite a few


    Did you not calculate the md5sum for the download?


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    Default Re: One Solution to Wireless problems

    Hi,
    good to have your imput once more;not sure
    I'm familiar with the term md5sum,but I did
    attempt to download and burn the ISO three
    times ,on the third attempt the resulting DVD
    passed the media check-(the other two having
    failed with incorrect checksums).It was this
    DVD that was installed and appeared to be fine until it came to getting on line,the rest of the story you already know about.I guess the
    points I'm trying to make are as follows
    (a) Theres nothing much wrong with the programme , if your hardware is 'known' to
    be compatable and in good order-then the installation should be trouble free.
    (b) If problems are encountered then one
    solution that worked for me was to
    re-install from a 'know to be good'source.

    I suspect that there will have been quite a
    number of noobies like myself , with issues
    caused not by the quality of the programme
    but the quality of the installation.

    Cheers

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    Smile Re: One Solution to Wireless problems

    One last word on this-

    Now found the stickie in the Install/Boot /Login section;
    wishing I'd found it earlier,and would reccomend it to any
    Newbie like Me who hasn't already been there.
    Its easy to get a 'good' copy of the live install CD,but getting
    a 'good' DVD still eludes me.

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