To start off with, I'm really new to using linux so, if possible, be descriptive in your responses. I really want to learn but don't have a big knowledge-base on the subject. I'm sorry if I missed to provide some information that I should have to be able to get decent feedback, I'm really trying ^_^
Hardware: PCI wireless card:
00:08.0 Network Controller : Ralink corp. RT2500 Wireless 802.11bg [1814:0201] rev 01
I'm trying to setup a home server for git/atlassian/DLNA streaming/torrenting/... usage and want to use the Ubuntu 14.04 server. I've installed the server and am currently trying to connect it to my wireless network, this is the first thing I'm trying and I'm already failing horribly..
The first thing I tried was checking if I could actually find my wireless network:
sudo iwlist wlan0 scan
wlan0 No scan results
I then tried to configure my networking file and based it on the information I got from my windows laptop wireless configuration (only necessary stuff inclided) :
Standaardgateway. . . . . . . . . : fe80::5e35:3bff:fe20:930a%11 192.168.0.1 DHCP-server . . . . . . . . . . . : 192.168.0.1 DNS-servers . . . . . . . . . . . : 2a02:1800:100::42:2 2a02:1800:100::42:1 22.214.171.124 126.96.36.199 Zoeklijst voor verbindingsspec. DNS-achtervoegsels : telenet.be
So I used
sudo nano /etc/network/interfaces to setup the file as:
auto lo iface lo inet loopback auto wlan0 iface wlan0 inet static address 192.168.1.150 netmask 255.255.255.0 gateway 192.168.0.1 (also tried 192.168.1.1) wpa-ssid myssid wpa-psk mypassword dns-nameservers 188.8.131.52 184.108.40.206 (from the windows config)
Then making the machine use the new settings: sudo ifdown wlan0 && sudo ifup -v wlan0 I get:
... wpa_supplicant: configuring network blaock -- 0 wpa_supplicant: wpa-ssid "myssid" -- OK wpa_supplicant: wpa-pask *** -- OK wpa_supplicant: enabling network block 0 -- OK ip addr add 192.168.1.150/255.255.255.0 broadcast 192.168.1.255 dev wlan0 label wlan0 RTNETLINK answers: File exists Failed to bring up wlan0
hope you guys can help me!