Ubuntu server 12.04, fully updated, with lxde installed...
I have a problem with my wireless connection and don't know how to solve it. I can't get any networking at all unless I plug the ethernet cable into the computer when I boot up. Being a laptop, I can't use it outside my own home (unless there is an ethernet cable to plug into) because of this. Can someone help me fix this?
The info I have to offer so far is this:
When the computer boots up there is some text that rolls by during the boot process (initial screen) telling you what's going on with the boot process.
If I leave the ethernet cable unplugged and allow it to boot that way I will see a message that says it's waiting for network configuration. A while after that, it will say it's going to wait up to another 60 seconds for network configuration. After what seems like several minutes it will boot into the operating system but there will be no network service running at all (no networking).
If I plug the ethernet cable in before or very quickly while booting it will boot normally, it will detect my wireless connection here at home (which happens to be a hidden connection), I can then unplug the ethernet cable and use my computer normally.
It is the same if I boot the computer at a friend's house. If the cable is plugged in it will boot normally and pick up their wireless connection and connect to it, if I don't plug in the cable it will do as described above for that scenario.
I am using network manager.
If anyone can help I would sure appreciate this. I am about to move to a new location in two weeks and will have to transfer my internet service there. Until it is set up at that location I would be unable to connect to the internet. I take online courses at a nearby university and classes start on Aug 28th (so I'll have to be able to get on the internet somehow). I would go to mcdonalds or burger king or some coffee shop to use their connection but would not be able to connect there anyway since they would not have an ethernet cable they could let me plug into. Please, if anyone is able, help me to get this solved before my classes start again.
Output of "less syslog | grep etwork | pastebinit is available here: http://paste.ubuntu.com/1141667/
Thank you Jake