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I have a Macbook 5.1 running Ubuntu 12.1.

It finds wifi networks, and I can connect at home to my wifi, but the one I've got at work it will just wont even appear. I can see other 15 SSID but no mine's.

Im now connected using wire.

Id really appreciate your help.


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Can you choose "Connect to a hidden network" (even if it is hidden) and type in the name of your network? –  user68186 Feb 25 '13 at 18:59
what happens when you type "iwlist [your wifi adapter] scanning"? In my case, it looks like "iwlist wlan0 scanning". You might want to run it a couple of times in a row. Do you see your network there? –  Jim Feb 25 '13 at 19:03
I've tried to, intrduced the WPA, but nothing happens. –  LaMata Feb 25 '13 at 19:04
@Jim: eth1 Interface doesn't support scanning. –  LaMata Feb 25 '13 at 19:04
Btw, why is it comming for me as eth1 instead of wlanX? Thanks! –  LaMata Feb 25 '13 at 19:33
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