May 28, 2010 5:16 PM Subscribe
My laptop can only connect to my girlfriend's wireless with Ubuntu, not Windows and it's driving me crazy. Tech problem or ghosts?
posted by quietfire to computers & internet (12 answers total)
As near as I can figure, my girlfriends house is haunted by a Linux geek. I say this because no matter what I've tried I cannot connect to her wireless router with XP on my dear old Dell D400 with an intel 2200 wifi card. Some things I've tried have led me into a log in to device (the router I presume) screen asking for a device specific password. When I drop back to the Window's interface I just get unable to connect.
This is really irritating. I can log in fine with Ubuntu using the exact same wep key copied and pasted from the same text file. I've tried making profiles in both the intel interface and the native windows interface. Same results.
This is the only location where this happens, thus the posing of the possibility of a spiritual nature. Her daughter has been able to get into the network fine with Vista (a real sour point for me) ever since I switched the security to wep 128.
So I hear there are people to ask here who know things. Should I be looking for some herb like sage or something to burn around my laptop of the Linsys router? Is their some incantation with some odd number of candles that will cast this spirit out of her house while I am here? Or do I risk only angering him to the point where he shuts down my linux connection?