Linux hotel wireless is not working.

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Linux hotel wireless is not working. I got to a hotel with wireless connection and it is not working with my laptop which has an operating system of Linux. Can you give me some ways on how to configure a wireless network? For there are some instances that we have to connect to the internet when we are out of town.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #172059

Linux hotel wireless is not working.

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First things first is to check your wireless switch if it's on if an old version of the laptop. If yes follow these steps.

 

You need to go to Network Manager Icon which you can find it in your taskbar, type the password, and click on the network. If not connected, reasons are your network driver has not been properly installed on your Ubuntu, and another is Ubuntu doesn’t recognize the network of the hotel.

 

Ubuntu can automatically connect to a wireless system of the hotel. No need to configure. There is a higher probability that the wireless driver is unrecognized. Good thing, there is a utility called NDISwrapper helps to install and use the wireless driver that is for windows with your Linux installation. Check first the document in this link:

 

http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawiki/ndiswrapper/index.php?title=Main_Page to find out that your card will support NDISwrapper.

 

To install NDISwrapper, go to the synaptic package manager found in System | Administration menu and look for ndisgtk. Click it and confirm so that the installation will be done. Click the apply button to start the installation. After installation is complete, you can choose now Windows Wireless Drivers from the System | Administration menu. Browse and find the Windows driver you want to install and click install. Note: you need a Windows INF file for the wireless driver. INF file is found on the windows installation.

 

I hope this helps.

Answered By 0 points N/A #172060

Linux hotel wireless is not working.

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Check if you have configured the Wireless NIC and if it is compatible with your Linux machine. After that configure your NIC's IP and Wireless settings. If you already configure your NIC's IP settings and use the ifup command, your NIC will be active but it won't work correctly unless you configure your wireless settings.

Use the common command iwconfig to configure the wireless parameters and the SSID. For wireless, Managed means there is a WAP or Wireless Access Point on your network and Ad-hoc means there is no WAP present. Ensure that you will run the iwconfig before running the ifup command or you will have issues.

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Linux hotel wireless is not working.

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Your wireless network name, known as the SSID. This name identifies your network, and it appears in a list of available wireless networks. You should change the default SSID that your ISP provided and give your network a unique name that none of your neighbours are using. This helps you identify your network, and it can help keep your wireless network secure by preventing it from overlapping with other wireless networks that might be using the default SSID.

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