I have a us robotics 802.11g.
I have no internet on Linux until this works.
It seems to let me have a Wired connection but when I try to set up a Wireless network, it doesn’t show it in the icon at the bottom but shows up in the setting area or whatever its called.
Read the stickies in this fourm and provide more information, please.
I looked at the stickys but its all really confusing.
I don’t see why it can’t be as simple as Windows
> I have a us robotics 802.11g.
> I have no internet on Linux until this works.
> It seems to let me have a Wired connection but when I try to set up a
> Wireless network, it doesn’t show it in the icon at the bottom but shows
> up in the setting area or whatever its called.
Please read the stickies in this forum. They show you how to report what
wireless device you have. I have no idea what wireless chip is in a “us robotics
If the applet in the system area doesn’t show anything for wireless, it is
likely that there is no in-kernel driver for your device, but that will be more
obvious once you have reported the PCI or USB ID’s.
If it were as “simple” as in Windows, it would be a catastrophy.
If you want help, then start getting cooperative and do some work on your own, if not, stay with the “simple” way that windows offers you.
We offer you help in solving your problem, but YOU are the one who has to solve the problem, so it’s up to you.
Saying “I did read it and didn’t understand it” after only a few minutes sounds not very convincing, if you really have read it, then state where exactly you experienced a problem, what exactly you don’t understand and also what exactly you already tried, otherwise we must assume you did not read them at all.
I looked at it before I posted the thread.
I have tried setting up a network and it has “Wireless Network Card (No hwinfo)”.
So I am guessing that I need some firmware for it.
> I looked at it before I posted the thread.
> I have tried setting up a network and it has “Wireless Network Card (No
> So I am guessing that I need some firmware for it.
If Linux only allowed specific configurations for wireless setups, it would be
just like Windows. US Robotics 802.11G cards might not be allowed here!
You need to reread the stickies, find the section that talks about reporting PCI
ID’s, and post that information. You very well may need firmware, but we will
determine that later.
go to the “Computer” sign at the bottom left;
click on “More Applications” or whatever sounds good;
click on an image there that says “Terminal”:
when that opens copy and paste the phrase below into the terminal;
(use the Edit and then Paste on the top line of the terminal window)
copy and paste the results of the above requests, into a reply back to the forum here
@Lukehluke: when I was a real newbie, I was very sensitive and unsure of myself. It hadn’t occurred to me that there could be an operating system different from windows – and so strange that it didn’t “just work” like windows.
Lucky for me that I was helped by folk who understood my dismay and bewilderment.
You might occasionally get a rough ride from some ppl here, I really don’t know why – but I hope you hang in there.
well said swerdna; we were all thinking that