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The problem is: when my friend creates a shared wi-fi connection in his Windows 7 box, my Ubuntu box sees that. It has two icons: wi-fi signal (as it is wi-fi) and a wired connection (so I don't understand why). But when I try to click on the name of the network in the list, nothing happens. The list just closes, that's all.

And when I create new wireless network in my Ubuntu box (now I plug the Internet cabel in and I need to share the Internet with my friend), my friend can't connect via his Windows 7 box. He says that password doesn't match, however the password is correct.

I think, maybe it's something wrong with password-secured connection? But I can't create unsecured network.

Well, looking forward for hearing from you, guys. Thanks!

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closed as too localized by Eric Carvalho, Kevin Bowen, Eliah Kagan, vasa1, Seth Apr 2 '13 at 3:20

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You might have to use a crossover cable... –  da Boss Feb 1 '12 at 22:38
Oh... and what is it? )) Isn't it possible to use just my laptop and its embedded wi-fi module? –  Xander Traum Feb 2 '12 at 17:38
This question appears to be abandoned and unanswered, are you still looking for an answer? If this question no longer applies then you can either delete it or answer it yourself if you've solved the problem. Thanks! –  Eric Carvalho Apr 2 '13 at 1:19