Ubuntu: Ubuntu Server Wirless Network Setup for Dell Inspiron 1300


My house has two routers bridged together. WhiteBox (master) has WEP encryption, and BlackBox (slave) has WPA encryption.

I recently wiped and installed Ubuntu Server on my old Dell Inspiron 1300, and proceeded through installation via an ethernet connection.

In an attempt to get my built-in wireless to work, I have retrieved the firmware-b43-installer package, although I am unsure if there is some kind of shell script I have to run. wlan0 has been enabled via ifconfig, and I am able to scan for both WhiteBox and BlackBox via wlist.

I've read around many forums trying to figure out what needs to be done, and I think that overall it is a driver problem. I have tried connecting to WhtieBox via iwconfig and BlackBox via wpa-supplicant, but have hit many bumps in the road. wpa-supplicant lists the available drivers as n180211, wext, wired, none.

I am a Linux novice. I can provide debug information.


If your wireless device scans and sees both networks, then the driver/hardware combination is working.

Second, WEP is quite insecure. I suggest you set both routers to WPA2-AES.

Finally, suggest you set up /etc/network/interfaces something like:

auto lo  iface lo inet loopback    auto wlan0  iface wlan0 inet static  address  netmask  gateway  wpa-ssid <your_router>  wpa-psk <your_wpa_key>  dns-nameservers  

Be sure to select a static address outside the range used by the DHCP server in the router, switch or other access point. Of course, substitute your details here.

Get the system to read and use the changes:

sudo ifdown wlan0 && sudo ifup -v wlan0  

Did you connect?

ping -c3  ping -c3 www.ubuntu.com  

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