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Old 03-01-2012, 03:58 PM   #1
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How do I setup my wireless connection


I've just installed Ubuntu version 11.10 successfully on a laptop - a Samsung P28 with 211.5 MiB of RAM and an Intel Celeron processor (1400MHz). It boots Ubuntu but how do I setup the wireless connection?

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Old 03-01-2012, 04:44 PM   #2
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Have you search through the Ubuntu wiki documentation?

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/NetworkDevices
 
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Old 03-01-2012, 05:34 PM   #3
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I think you're going to have much bigger problems than wifi trying to run Ubuntu 11.10 on a 1.4GHz Celeron with 211 MB of RAM. That is not the distro to use on such limited hardware. I'm honestly surprised it even boots.
 
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Old 03-02-2012, 03:30 AM   #4
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Smile What would be the distro?

If Ubuntu v 11.10 is not the right disto for a Samsung P28 - what would work nicely.
I'm keen to get some Linux installed and learn more about the operating systems.
 
Old 03-02-2012, 03:36 AM   #5
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Smile Samsung P28

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I think you're going to have much bigger problems than wifi trying to run Ubuntu 11.10 on a 1.4GHz Celeron with 211 MB of RAM. That is not the distro to use on such limited hardware. I'm honestly surprised it even boots.
Well, the P28 boots up ok; I can even use the word processor ok. The hard drive is 40GB in size. I really thought I'd get the wireless working on it so I can browse the web.
I had to install Ubuntu twice, as it did not install first time. I guess it is going to be slow with only 211MB of RAM?
Any ideas what might be a suitable distro for such an old machine?
Thanks all for your help so far.
 
Old 03-02-2012, 04:19 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by AL DE SILVA View Post
If Ubuntu v 11.10 is not the right disto for a Samsung P28 - what would work nicely.
I'm keen to get some Linux installed and learn more about the operating systems.
If you want to stay within the *buntu family, I would suggest Lubuntu http://lubuntu.net/. It is much lighter and faster than Ubuntu. However, if you install a bunch of bloated apps like Amarok or Rhythmbox this will add a lot of bloat to your Lubuntu system. Stick with the lightweight apps in the Ubuntu repos and you will be ok. For example, I like aqualung for music and smplayer for video and the included transmission bit torrent app for file sharing.
If you want to explore a different distro, then try Zenwalk http://zenwalk.org/ or Salix http://www.salixos.org/wiki/index.php/Home.
Both Salix and Zenwalk have a bit of a steeper learning curve than Ubuntu; but they are both fairly easy to use if you read the documentation.
 
Old 03-02-2012, 09:25 AM   #7
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No needs for installations. just insert you wireless modem, and to the top right in the connection menu click on edit connections> mobile broadband>add.
and just do as directed.
simple..
 
Old 03-02-2012, 02:01 PM   #8
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Ubuntu for web browsing

I just want to use some type of lightweight #linux
for browsing the web.
Need it to pick up the wireless card in the P28.
That's about it.
Thanks
 
  


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