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So I'm trying to recover from a hugely failed upgrade from 11.04 to 11.10.

I can get my system to boot to console but not to desktop. So from the console I'm trying to fix broken packages. But I cannot access my network.

I'm on the live cd now and I can connect to the wireless network.

Here is my chain of events from console when booting without live cd, trying to obtain network access -

~$ ifconfig wlan0 up
~$ iwlist wlan0 scan 
~$ iwconfig wlan0 essid "dd-wrt"
~$ dhclient wlan0

I should say my network is named dd-wrt, and it is unsecured

Do I need quotes on like I have?

So home come this isn't connecting?

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closed as too localized by Jorge Castro, htorque, Marco Ceppi Dec 13 '11 at 13:14

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can you try wired ethernet? this might be easier ;) – Michael K Nov 10 '11 at 11:16
nobody knows how? – winchendonsprings Nov 10 '11 at 17:56
I have used this guide before, on a server: – david6 Nov 20 '11 at 11:06
Or, for wireless: Ubuntu: Configure Wireless From The Command Line – david6 Nov 20 '11 at 11:08
up vote 0 down vote accepted

I could not spare any more time trying to repair my upgrade so I deja duped my home folder and anything else I needed to a external drive and did a fresh install. Thanks anyway, and I will certainly use the links provided above in the future.

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