Bsnl Wireless Connection For A Laptop With Linux

swati

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Aug 11, 2006
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Hi,I have a WA1003A wireless modem to which I have connected my desktop PC (Windows XP) through a LAN cable. I have also connected my Mac laptop with it through a wireless connection.I now wish to connect another laptop through wireless connection. This laptop has linux ubuntu 6.10 loaded on it. When I go to system/administration/networking and try to set up a connection, it asks for type of password, and the options are: hexadecimal and ASCII.It also asks for a "network password".As far as I know, there is no network password. Can anyone help? Thanks!
 

bsnluser

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Jul 25, 2006
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QUOTE(swati @ Feb 12 2007, 07:24 PM) [snapback]79598[/snapback]
Hi,

I have a WA1003A wireless modem to which I have connected my desktop PC (Windows XP) through a LAN cable. I have also connected my Mac laptop with it through a wireless connection.[/b]

n your wireless modem, what type of encryption are you using, WEP (how many bits), or WPA?


QUOTE(swati @ Feb 12 2007, 07:24 PM) [snapback]79598[/snapback]
I now wish to connect another laptop through wireless connection. This laptop has linux ubuntu 6.10 loaded on it. When I go to system/administration/networking and try to set up a connection, it asks for type of password, and the options are: hexadecimal and ASCII.[/b]

In Ubuntu, just install network-manager and network-manager-gnome packages. Make sure that you have *only* these lines in /etc/network/interfaces file (comment out all others if you have any, don't delete them yet):

auto lo
iface lo inet loopback



Then put make nm-applet startup at login (in Gnome): System -> Preferences -> Sessions, click on the "Startup Programs" tab and Add "nm-applet --sm-disable". Then logout and login again, or open a terminal and type that nm-applet command on the prompt to start it for current session.

This will put an applet on the panel in Gnome. You can monitor wireless connections through this. Click on it and it will give you a list of wireless connections available to you. Click on the one that you want to use. At this point, you may be asked to set a password for Gnome Keyring; it is a good idea to set it the same as your login password. Next, once you set and give it the gnome keyring password, it will then ask you for the wireless password if there is any (WEP or WPA). Give the password you set in the wireless modem and you should be connected. You will only need to do this one. The applet will remember the keys for the networks next time you use it. If you face problems, ask again while detailing all the steps you did.

I have been able to make wireless work in Ubuntu using WEP as well as WPA keys. So as long as your wireless card is detected, your Ubuntu computer should be able to use the wireless network.

Good luck.
 

pnagral

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Apr 26, 2009
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Hi,

I have Ubuntu 8.10 with BSNL modem Huawei MT841 modem. I am facing problem in connecting to MT 841 wireless using WEP key. Can you please help me out? Without encryption enabled it seems to be ok. Everytime Ubuntu asks for password for connecting to wireless network, and I enter the WEP password [13 character password] it never connects. And it asks for the password again. Strange thing is, this time it has the password but not the one I entered. It changes the password to some random password. Not sure whats going on.

Please help me out with complete Modem configs and network-manager configs in Ubuntu to make use of WEP encryption to connect to wireless.

Thanks in advance. If possible, please give me your email id to communicate further on this. My email id is pmnagral@yahoo.co.in

Regards,
-P