I am new to ubuntu and have installed version 11.10 alongside windows. I have got a mblaze MTS wireless usb which I use to connect to internet. I have installed its drivers which were provided by mblaze.
Now, when I connect through its software interface, everything works fine and I connect to internet. But the problem is that the network manager doesn't show me connected. As a result, I am not able to install softwares through software manager ( "install"/"use this source" button is disabled ). Then, I manually created the mobile broadband connection. even then, it doesn't connect.
I heard that synaptic can be used to install softwares too but it is not installed by default and I don't know how to install it from terminal. My problem will be solved if either:
- Network manager shows me connected when I connect through software interface
- I be able to connect manually
- Synaptic manager is installed through terminal. I know the command is
sudo apt-get install synapticbut it doesn't work probably because sources.list hasn't got it. And I don't know the exact steps.
Edit : My hardware config :
2nd generation core i3 ( 2330 M) , 4 GB DDR3 RAM, 500 GB HDD, 1 GB AMD Radeon HD 6470M
'lsusb' gives the following :
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub Bus 001 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 002 Device 002: ID 8087:0024 Intel Corp. Integrated Rate Matching Hub Bus 001 Device 003: ID 0a5c:21e3 Broadcom Corp. Bus 002 Device 003: ID 046d:c52e Logitech, Inc. Bus 002 Device 004: ID 05c8:021e Cheng Uei Precision Industry Co., Ltd (Foxlink) Bus 001 Device 007: ID 19d2:fff1 ONDA Communication S.p.A.
Additional info : Just installed the synaptic manager and I am able to install softwares through it. Though I would like to solve other problems too.
Just noticed this : When I didn't plug in my dongle, the option of connecting through mobile broadband doesn't show up. However, when I plug in the device, it shows the option of connecting mblaze modem (the manual connection I made). But as usual, it just tries to connect and doesn't succeed.