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Old 06-24-2009, 03:58 PM   #1
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getting ubuntu 8.10 on belkin N wireless router


hey,

im very new to linux and confused about where to even start getting it on the internt using a router. Ive manged to get a window laptop set up but it seems to be different for linux. Im not sure if i have to download any drivers because its linux. Any know a very newb way of helping me?

:S thanks
 
Old 06-24-2009, 05:37 PM   #2
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Assuming you are trying to use a wireless network adapter.... Is it possible you can go wired for a short time?

At a command prompt, type
Code:
lspci
Cut and paste the output from that command here. If you can't go wired, try to use the text editor in your distribution to cut and paste to a USB flash drive or something.

Once we can see what hardware you have with the lspci command, we can suggest other firmware packages that may be needed.

After you can establish the hardware is operational, it's a matter of getting the hardware to work with you're network's wireless security.
 
Old 06-24-2009, 05:47 PM   #3
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managed to get the internet when wired and typed lspci into the terminal... it came up with-

user@user-laptop:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 0c)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 0c)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.4 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 5 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
02:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
02:09.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
02:09.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 12)
02:09.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
02:09.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev ff)
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller (rev 12)
0b:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)


bit confusing to me but hope it helps you
 
Old 06-25-2009, 10:11 AM   #4
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think ive managed to sort it, just plugged the ether in and it asked for my wireless router password. and job done apparently
 
Old 06-25-2009, 10:08 PM   #5
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See here if the problems persist...

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+s...ux/+bug/262543

It names a package you may need. It's possible by connecting your wired connection, Ubuntu was smart enough to realize it needed this package. I didn't think there was a feature that did that, but perhaps there is.
 
  


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