[buug] WiFi under Ubuntu 6.06 on Compaq Presario M2000 laptop

Emory Taylor emory.taylor at gmail.com
Wed Jun 14 22:02:27 PDT 2006

On 6/14/06, Joseph Zitt <jzitt at josephzitt.com> wrote:
> Hi, folks. I've been running Ubuntu 6.06 on Compaq Presario M2000
> laptop, and almost everything is going well. However, connecting to the
> Net via WiFi is proving a challenge. I've checked a host of references,
> web pages, and manuals, but it works only intermittently, if at all. I
> think it's failing to get a DHCP connection, though I'm uncertain if
> that's just a symptom (and perhaps a misleading one). It does seem to
> behave properly when I boot into Windows, so I think that shows that the
> hardware's OK.

what type of card is it?  are you using networkmanager to deal with it?

> To complicate things, I don't have a Net connection at home, but get on
> at a variety of Internet cafes, with a variety of connections, some open
> and some with WEP and WPA.

are you having trouble with only open hot spots -- or can you even
connect to wep and wpa ones?  A little more detail in general would be
a big help

> Would anyone be willing to sit down with me sometime at one of the many
> downtown Internet joints and help me get it working? I can't afford
> appropriate consulting fees, but I can buy you lunch :-)
> I'm online once or twice a day, or you can reach me at my cell phone,
> which is the phone number listed at http://www.josephzitt.com/resume/ .
> (And I should probably update the resume sometime to include what I've
> been doing since 2001 :-] ),

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