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Old 05-26-2009, 04:30 PM   #1
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Unhappy My ubantu machine is not detecting Wifi device of laptop emachines

Hello every one i have an e-machines brand laptop on which i have installed ubantu OS but the problem is that my Ubantu machine is not detecting the wifi device due to which i am unable to connect my laptop wirelessly to any network. but my WIFI device is working fine when i use microsoft windows xp and internet is working fine while using WIFI. what are the possible issues could be that ubantu is creating problem..

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Fahad Bin Aziz.
Old 05-26-2009, 07:02 PM   #2
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The name is Ubuntu, not Ubantu.

First, it makes a huge difference which version of Ubuntu you are using. Please include that information when you are asking a question.

I got my wifi NIC to work in Kubuntu 8.04 by adding wifi applications. Open the Adept Package Manager and search for 'wifi'. Install the applications that are listed.

I had an easier time on a different machine by installing PCLinuxOS 2009. I still had to install wifi applications after the initial setup but it just seemed easier.

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Old 05-30-2009, 01:05 AM   #3
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please read this thread. I believe your problem is similar to this one.
Old 05-30-2009, 09:00 AM   #4
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Thank you, Wabbalee! Your process resolved my very frustrating problem connecting wirelessly with my Gateway Laptop.


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