Whilst I do have a gui manager for networking it is not like
the one shown in the link.
One clicks on the name of the network shown and a drop down
with any other access is shown.
I _think_ the the key is WEP simply one word <ultra>
I will I try the command line. should that fail I guess I
need to install network manager,hopefully I can get it
through apt. I did not do this before as I thought it may
cause a conflict with the ndis wrapper.
What type of encryption is the access point using?
If it's using the (old, insecure) WEP encryption then you
should be able to set the key using
iwconfig <interface> key s:<password>
The s: tells iwconfig that you're specifying a key in
If it's using WPA or WPA2 encryption then you need to be
using wpa_supplicant to do the authentication.
In general however, if you're using network manager in
Ubuntu (I seem to recall it's not always installed by
default?) then you should be able to manage all of this
through the GUI without having to even know about
wpa_supplicant or bother with the commandline.
My sugguestion for step 1 would be to determine whether
you are using network manager to control the wireless. To
do this go to
, do you have
an interface like the screenshot next to the second
paragraph titled "Flexible, Extendable, Open" - The dock
icon with a dropdown list of networks and signal strength,
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