Need help connecting to Internet

January 8, 2012 at 00:40:14
Specs: Linux, 3 GHz / 4 GB
I have an eeePC netbook that I want to connect to my wireless network.

I want to use Ubuntu, as that seems to be the only version that is specially configured for the eeePC. Tried a couple of different iterations of Ubuntu.

Because of the way the network is set up, I need to manually set the IP address and other parameters.
For the life I me I cannot figure how to do this in Ubuntu. It asks me for things I don't know, and leaves vital parts greyed out. The router is detected, but I cannot connect to the network.

Just recently I ran a Live PCLinuxOS (Phoenix), and had no problem. The wireless setup just worked. It asked me all the things I knew (IP address, subnet mask, Default Gateway ...) just the same as I was used to with Windows.

Is there some way of doing this in Ubuntu?

Terry


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#1
January 8, 2012 at 03:55:54
This is for Ubuntu 11.04:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XN8P...

....though personally would stick to Ubuntu version 10.04 LTS (Long Term Support):


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#2
January 8, 2012 at 15:25:36
https://help.ubuntu.com/11.10/ubunt...

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January 9, 2012 at 05:38:53

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#4
January 10, 2012 at 23:42:20
Thanks to all of you.

When I used the icon at the top of the screen it all just worked. Why didn't I try that earlier???

Unlike Windows Ubuntu found a suitable IP address all by itself, so the original problem disappeared.

Terry


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