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General Discussion / 5.1 sound
« on: January 07, 2013, 07:23:21 pm »
A while ago we replaced our DVD player and the sound system was replaced with it. As I result I've got a Panasonic speaker set (5.1) without a machine to run sound through them, and a PC with rubbish sound. It makes sense to hook them up, but I have no idea how to do that. In short, here are my questions:
1. Will I need an additional device? I certainly can't see a port for the wires so I guess I might need an adapter that turns 5.1 audio into USB.
2. Are the wires on the speakers proprietary? I'm not an audio expert but I don't recognise the interfaces; I can send pictures of them if necessary.
3. Will Ubuntu be happy with the attachments out of the box?

Thanks in advance!

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General Discussion / Re: Wireless Cards which are compatible
« on: June 09, 2012, 11:00:22 pm »
Hello again.

You'll be pleased to know that since switching to WEP, I've had a completely working system. Thank you for all your time recently, and for the various times before that that you've tried to sort this out. Hopefully this saga has now come to an end, and I won't have to bother you again. Of one thing I am certain - after about five different issues with the computer, small or large, throughout which computerplanet have been completely useless, I know for sure that I won't be buying from them again.

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General Discussion / Re: Wireless Cards which are compatible
« on: May 19, 2012, 05:40:26 pm »
I'm in BTHomeHub2's web interface. The top level options are Home, Services, Settings Troubleshooting. I suspect settings is what I want.
Within settings the options are wireless, telephones, BT Power Save, BT Access Control, Port Forwarding, Admin Password, Internet and Advanced Settings.

In wireless, I can change the channel, the wireless key and the encryption (my options for encryption are "WPA & WPA2" or "WEP").

In advanced settings, my options are wireless, telephony, broadband, home network, port forwarding or system.
Within wireless I have "configuration" and "security". Configuration includes SSID, interface type (I can switch between b/g/n, b/g and b), and wireless channel (which, by the way, I have changed to 11 since 1, 6 and 11 are recommended). Security gives options for:
- no encryption
- WEP encryption
- WPA and WPA2
-WPA
-WPA2
and changing the wireless key.

I do not see the letters TKIP or AES anywhere. Any advice?

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General Discussion / Re: Wireless Cards which are compatible
« on: May 19, 2012, 10:12:19 am »
I have the same problem in 12.04.

By the way, I haven't tried using wicd yet.

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General Discussion / Re: Wireless Cards which are compatible
« on: May 18, 2012, 11:10:09 pm »
attached are the outputs from the ps command, and the lsmod command. Killall did not change anything; neither did either iwconfig power off commands. I will try what you suggested with the HomeHub tomorrow when it won't disrupt anyone. I'm going to try 12.04 now to see if it changes anything.

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General Discussion / Re: Wireless Cards which are compatible
« on: May 18, 2012, 04:56:47 pm »
I am running Ubuntu 11.10 64-bit.
Attached are the three latest outputs (dmesg, cat and uname).

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General Discussion / Re: Wireless Cards which are compatible
« on: May 18, 2012, 04:37:21 pm »
attached are iwlist scanning before and iwlist scanning after the sudo modprobe business. ie

startup->iwlist scanning (before) -> sudo modprobe -r ath9k -> sudo modprobe ath9k nohwcrypt=1 -> iwlist scanning (after)

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General Discussion / Re: Wireless Cards which are compatible
« on: May 18, 2012, 04:19:06 pm »
I enter those commands but the computer still won't connect. Here is the new iwconfig:

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General Discussion / Re: Wireless Cards which are compatible
« on: May 18, 2012, 03:44:11 pm »
iwconfig is attached.
There is no connection to a router that I'm aware of (i.e. I don't have internet, and when I click on my wireless network from the appindicator it does the searching animation for a few seconds and then says it's disconnected).

I am running Ubuntu 11.10, 64-bit (intel CPU).
My router is BTHomeHub2-QP36, and I don't know what channels are - should it be set to another channel? If so, what? And how do I change the channel?
IPv6 is on ignore.

When I say it's working intermittently, I mean that I managed to connect wirelessly once (in fact, I used an ethernet cable to get a wired connection, and the wired connection didn't work but suddenly I got a wireless one).

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General Discussion / Re: Wireless Cards which are compatible
« on: May 18, 2012, 03:13:04 pm »
attached (sorry)

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General Discussion / Re: Wireless Cards which are compatible
« on: May 18, 2012, 03:12:22 pm »
attached is a zipped folder containing the outputs from those 5 commands.

I'm concerned, because (as you may recall) we've had a similar conversation before - this is the third wireless card I've tried and the output from each has been the same. This tells me that there's n issue with the computer itself - perhaps the PCI-E slot is dodgy or something? I would suspect that I'm inserting the cards wrong, but this can't be the case because a) it's not rocket science and b) it came with one inserted, and the same problems were evident.

I'm getting to the stage where I think computerplanet are responsible - what should I now do to ensure I'm not just ripped off for several hundred pounds? Can I return the whole PC?

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General Discussion / Re: Wireless Cards which are compatible
« on: May 18, 2012, 02:32:48 pm »
Well I bought the card suggested (the TP-Link from the amazon link that Mark suggested) and it certainly isn't working out of the box.
Are there any drivers I can try installing? (I currently have internet, but it's inconsistent).

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General Discussion / Re: Wireless Cards which are compatible
« on: May 10, 2012, 12:52:04 pm »
Mark, I'm talking about internal PCI-E slots. I have experience putting things in these and I understand that they are quite fast.
My Router is the BT Homehub 2.0: http://www.shop.bt.com/products/bt-home-hub-2-0-56B4.html
However this will probably be replaced soon (I suspect it will be replaced by the new BT Homehub router - the one from the adverts on E4).
Both of these are wireless N.

My distribution will always be the latest version (although right now it's 11.10, but that's only because it doesn't have a wireless card). I often switch to other Ubuntu based distributions such as Elementary, Mint and Xubuntu, but I suspect these come under the same category regarding internet connection (and if they don't, Ubuntu is my main system anyway).

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General Discussion / Wireless Cards which are compatible
« on: May 07, 2012, 07:22:26 pm »
I'm looking for a wireless card to put in my desktop which is compatible with linux - I have tried two others so far with no success, so could somebody recommend a wireless card?

Preferably this would be connected by PCI-E, and my price range goes to £80 if this is worth while. It should be fast, as the PC's overall specs are high end.
Finally, please do not redirect me to a list of cards. I find these incomprehensible and they do not tell me how fast everything is, or how trustworthy. I'd honestly be perfectly happy if someone just replied with a definitive answer and posted a link to where it's being sold on amazon (though the link is not necessary). Thanks!

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Linux Support / Re: Edimax Wireless LAN
« on: November 10, 2011, 06:50:59 pm »
Still no luck getting internet up - in fact it hasn't worked for a couple of days now. It often tries to connect me to BTOpenZone-H, a network which claims to give me connection but actually redirects me to a page where I can sign up for it...
Should I talk to BT?

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