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My mom just got a new computer and was going to throw her old one away since it's so old she won't get anything for it. So, I felt like giving myself a little project, and decided to make a server out of the old box. The installation went well except for one part; the part where it configured the network. I connected a USB wireless adapter, and told it to install without network configuration. Figured I could just configure it later. Guess I was wrong.

I did everything I thought I should do:

sudo ifconfig wlan0 up
sudo iwconfig wlan0 essid NETWORK-NAME key s:NETWORK-KEY
sudo dhclient wlan0

Everything worked until I did the dhclient. It just hangs there until until I manually stop it.

What can/should I do?

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s:NETWORK-KEY implies that your network is encrypted with WEP using an ASCII string password. Is it? Is Network Manager installed on the system? – chili555 Nov 21 '13 at 13:16
Sorry, still new to Ubuntu Server. I don't know if Network Manager is installed. I did, however, find a solution earlier this morning;… Thank you for the reply... – thelos999 Nov 21 '13 at 14:31
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Just in case anyone reads this,is having the same issue, and is looking for a solution. I found this, and it worked for me: BCM4313 Wireless on Ubuntu Server 12.04

I just changed everything where it says eth1 to wlan0.

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Glad it's sorted. – chili555 Nov 21 '13 at 15:06

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