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Re: [vox-tech] Installfest Confirmation



Alex Mandel wrote:
> Aaron Brayton wrote:
>> Alex,
>>
>> Thank you for all your help today.  However, I think installing the
>> generic backport package caused my wired ethernet connect to disappear.
>>
>> When I got home, I tried connecting to my hidden wireless router.  It
>> would not work.  So I tried using the wired connection.  It won't work,
>> doest exist.  So I tried to load b44.  It doesn't exist.  So I
>> uninstalled the generic backport package.
>>
>> I changed the wireless router such that it is no longer hidden, and I
>> easily connect.  For some reason I can't connect to the hidden network.
>>
>> 1.  How do I get b44 back and the wired ethernet connection.
>> 2.  Is there a trick to connecting to a hidden network?
>>
>> Thank you so much.  I really hate to bother you with questions outside
>> of the installfest, but I thought I'd ask you since the ideas should
>> still be fresh in your mind.
>>
>> Thanks!
>> Aaron
>>
> 
> Aaron,
> 
> I'm not sure about why you can't connect to the hidden network,
> sometimes it just doesn't work right and it can either be the network
> tool or the drivers (the first being more likely). There are plenty of
> other options for network tools to try before disabling the backports.
> 
> As for the wired connection that too can just be the software that
> controls the network. Sometimes you have to manually turn off the
> wireless and turn on the wired.
> 
> Look at what is listed with
> ifconfig
> 
> Do you see an eth0
> Do you see an eth1, wlan1 or some other card that could be the wireless one.
> 
> sudo ifdown wlan0 (or whatever it likes to call you card)
> sudo ifup eth0
> 
> and vice versa to switch back.
> 
> I copied this email to vox-tech and suggest that you join that list to
> ensure you get further responses from others.
> 
> Alex

Aaron, try hitting reply to this email and it should thread with this
discussion.

Alex
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