[kde-linux] Can't get wireless to work

david gnome at hawaii.rr.com
Fri Jul 31 05:15:27 UTC 2009

Bruce Bales wrote:
> Greetings -
> Wireless on my laptop with kubuntu 8.04 was not easy.  I had to 
> sudo iwconfig ath0 essid bbs key (the wep code)  and then 
> sudo dhclient each time I booted up.  
> Then I upgraded to kubuntu 9.04 and the iwconfig line no longer works.  The 
> iwconfig line gives me "ath0 no such device."
> Wireless was working long enough to install and update 9.04.  
> The main page has an icon which says "network management"  Clicking on that 
> then  "network connection" then "enable wireless"  then "manage connection" 
> gets me nowhere.  
> I would greatly appreciate some help on this.

A guess: Ubuntu 9.04 renamed your wireless device to ath1. A friend of 
mine (who doesn't use Ubuntu) discovered that fact after he'd moved to a 
newer version of his existing distro.

sudo iwconfig should list all the wireless devices Linux sees on your 

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