Trouble with WiFi Installing Kubuntu

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  1. ZaZ

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    I'm trying to install Kubuntu on one of my HTPCs for the non-Unity interface. It's got a Linksys WUSB54G USB WiFi card, which I know I've used with Ubuntu before. For some reason, I can't connect to my wireless network. It just keeps asking me for my password, thinking about for a minute, then asking again. Anyone seen this before and possibly offer a solution? Thanks for any help.
     
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    Thanks AuG. I'll give it a whirl. My router is just goofy. My main desktop has stopped connecting to it for some reason and that could be part of the problem too. It's a cheap $30 Belkin router that replace another cheap Belkin router, that worked for year with no issues.
     
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    So just for fun, I tried Fedora 19, to see if I can get it work. It keeps telling me I'm connected to my network and the signal is strong, but anything that tries to get online fails. I know the network works because all other devices can connect.
     
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    By it, do you mean the Network Manager? What is telling you that you're connected to the network?
     
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    Did you try opening your browser once your system told you that it was connected? Frequently when you open a page (such as Google) a screen will load asking you for the password for the network. At least that is how it works when traveling in hotels. Hope you have success.
     
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    OK so some basic networking troubleshooting then.

    what's in /etc/resolv.conf?
    When you try to ping google.com do you get an IP, and then can't get out? OR do you not even get name->IP resolution?
    Can you ping your gateway? (route -n can show you that).
    Can you ping 8.8.4.4 ? That's one of google's dns servers.
     
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