cant connect to wireles home network on linux?

  geordiejohn 16:47 25 Jun 2009

hello i tried many linux distros but the only one that recognized my home wireless network was mandriva and i was hoping to linux mint or pclinux,i get to the stage where it asks for ssid-mode-bssid-mac address-mtu and i am lost,i can see my i.p. address and i think the ssid is what i call my home network,but i am not sure about mac address and bssid?
any ideas please?
thank you.

  scotty 14:52 29 Jun 2009

What happens if you leave those values empty? I am sure that the only values necessary are SSID, security type and password.

  Strawballs 22:23 29 Jun 2009

I've tried PC Linux OS and Ubuntu and the later is the only one I could get to run my wireless on laptop without trying to find drivers on another machine and burning to disc the other problem was I was trying them from live CD and as laptop only has one drive that would not have been possible.

  geordiejohn 16:11 30 Jun 2009

hello Strawballs do you think if i install say Ubuntu onto my laptop that i would be able to connect to my home network?
i did try empty values scotty but no joy.
thank you.

  geordiejohn 20:42 30 Jun 2009

i downloaded and installed pc linux zen and all ok thank you.

  Strawballs 22:25 30 Jun 2009

I'm glad all is now well but I always run them from live disc first before going down the install route.

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