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Hey guys, I can't get my wireless working in ubuntu It just keeps coming up and asking for a password to the wireless network and when i put the password in it just asks for it again, and I know im putting the right one in because I've triple checked =\\

Anyone have any ideas
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are you sure your adaptor is able to run on linux?
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Well I have 2, One is a Belkin Wireless N F5D8013 v. 3
and the other is an integrated broadcom 802.11g adapter
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I had a problem similar to this, it was due to the way that the propietary wireless driver handled WEP. To get it working with the propietary driver, I had to use the hex version of the passkey to get on the network. I could use the passphrase once I had used ndiswrapper to install the proper drivers, however.
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I had a problem similar to this, it was due to the way that the propietary wireless driver handled WEP. To get it working with the propietary driver, I had to use the hex version of the passkey to get on the network. I could use the passphrase once I had used ndiswrapper to install the proper drivers, however.
Can you enlighten me as to how ndiswrapper works. im new to the whole linux thing.
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Yeah, The Belkin chips are known for using Broadcom chipsets, that generally need ndiswrapper.

Ndiswrapper is the WINE of the driver world, if you want to think about it like that. Google it, there is loads of info on it.

This is why I recommend WAPs (see sig link).
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I had the same problem, i have a Belkin Wireless N USB adapter, and i entered in my WEP, and it says "connected", however i am unable to view any webpages....

or anything else that requires an internet connection.

this was in 8.04 too.

good thing i'm dual booting
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post #8 of 15
NdisWrapper is the way with broadcoms. They generally dont play nice with linux, so its bad luck there.

If you want to take the brute force option, then you could try transplanting the wireless card in your laptop (i assume its a laptop?)

Watch out for what brand you have. HP like to programme their BIOS's to not accept foreign wireless cards, so keep that in mind.

Chances are you have a mini-pci port on your laptops mainboard. I would switch out your broadcom for an Intel 3945. Good linux support with the intels, and you can pick up the parts for about 15 pound/$20.

extreme, i know, but i might work
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Okay so in terminal i type "sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-common" thats what linux says to type, but it always asks for a sudo password and then it wont let me type anything. what gives. And also I've tried these instructions and they wont work either. Ugh.
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Okay so in terminal i type "sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-common" thats what linux says to type, but it always asks for a sudo password and then it wont let me type anything. what gives. And also I've tried these instructions and they wont work either. Ugh.
Someone help
When in console, it wont show the characters you type when typing your sudo password. Just type it in and press enter
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