[sf-lug] Asus eePC not connecting wirelessly to a router
rjdampho at gmail.com
Fri Apr 23 08:13:34 PDT 2010
On the Linux distro that came with my Eee, I had to press Ctrl+Alt+t to get
a terminal window.
On Fri, Apr 23, 2010 at 8:02 AM, Ken Shaffer <kenshaffer80 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi John,
> I have seen problems connecting with Linux when the access point (linksys)
> was not broadcasting its SSID. Try turning that on first. If you don't want
> to do that, for the first connection from Linux, do it manually, entering in
> the essid (I use network-manager, right click the strength icon, then select
> Edit connections. You should now connect, and in the future, see the essid.
> On Thu, Apr 22, 2010 at 11:14 PM, John F. Strazzarino <jstrazza at yahoo.com>wrote:
>> A friend has an Asus eePC model 900A; which I believe runs Linux. He has
>> a Linksys Wrt54GS router. There is no encryption on the router. His
>> children can connect wirelessly to his router with no problems (using
>> Windows machines). My friend's Asus eePC can connect wirelessly to other
>> routers (library and kids homes).
>> The problem is that my friend cannot connect wireless to his own router!
>> Wired connection works fine on the Asus.
>> The Asus can find other routers outside the house, but I could not connect
>> because I did not know the WEP password for the other computers.
>> I could not get into the Linksys router to reset it (didn't want to do a
>> reset for fear that I would mess up something)
>> I could not get into a command line to try the ifup command. I see that
>> when I tried to connect I would see the /sbin/ifdown ath0 command run, but
>> it would seem to hang up on the /sbin/ifup ath0 command.
>> As this is a netbook, I couldn't use my collection of CDs like puppy linux
>> to diagnose connection issues.
>> Any thoughts?
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