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Old 03-24-2009, 05:52 PM   #1
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Help connecting to a wireless router


Hi. I'm completely new to the whole Linux scene and I was just looking for some help getting my computer to connect to the internet using the Linux OS. I am using kubuntu, I'm trying to connect using a Belkin54g wireless router, but I really have no idea how to do it. If anyone could poit me in the right direction it would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 03-24-2009, 09:16 PM   #2
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What type of wireless device do you have in your machine? Is it being detected by the OS?
 
Old 03-25-2009, 02:45 PM   #3
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I have a Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN adapter installed in the computer. I don't think that it is being picked up by the OS because when I clicked on the globe in the bottom right corner to try to connect there was nothing in the list that came up. How do I help it find it?
 
Old 03-25-2009, 02:52 PM   #4
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Broadcom... then you will need to start by installing the firmware for your wireless card. Probably the b43 driver (post the output of lspci here so we can verify.

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43

sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
 
Old 03-27-2009, 04:35 PM   #5
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Man, nothing like trying out something new on a computer to make you feel stupid. :/ First, how do you view the output to post it. second, I tried running the command that it said on the page you suggested, but nothing appears to be happening. I'm opening the run command and typing in *sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter* and click the icon that comes up under it, but nothing happens. am I doing something wrong?

Btw, thank you all already for your help, and patience.
 
  


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