Laptop Wi-fi thingy problem
March 13, 2008 2:27 PM Subscribe
I have Xubuntu, a DWL-G650 wi-fi card, and an Airport Express base station. How do I get them to love one another?
posted by popcassady to Computers & Internet (10 answers total)
I installed Xubuntu on an old Compaq Presario lappy. Everything works fine but for the internet connection.
The computer recognises the network name but refuses to connect to it.
On selecting the network, I get a window:
Passphrase Required by Wireless Network
It asks me to choose the type of wireless security (I select WEP 128-bit Passphrase as this is what I configured using my iBook) and asks me to enter the passphrase. It also asks me for the type of authentication I want to use: Open System, or Shared Key (I have no idea what that means).
When I type my password in and press enter, a swirly animation suggests it's trying to open the connection but a few moments later the password screen returns and I'm back to square one.
I've checked and double checked the password. I've reset it several times, just to make sure.
I'm technically challenged, and I'm stuck. What am I doing wrong? What should I be doing?