[ubuntu] HP wireless works, can't get online

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http://ubuntuforums.org – My HP mini 1030NR came with XP, but I loaded Ubuntu 9.10. I get the blue light on the front of the 'puter, indicating wireless connection working, but can't get online. The light comes on as the Mini boots, then I get "Unlock Keyring". Never heard of "keyring", but during setup, I set it to the same password as my secure network password. entering that pw starts the connection search icon spinning, then the "offline" message appears. Placing cursor on the antenna icon gives "no network connection". Clicking the antenna gives list of networks, and in the middle of the list is my secured net, showing full signal strength, but with a padlock on it. So, what's a keyring and how is it different from the network password, please? ATB BC (Hardware)