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Old 02-02-2012, 07:37 PM   #1
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I just installed mint 12 I like to know how to setup wireless internet on my desktop


I just installed mint 12 I like to know how to setup wireless internet on my desktop
 
Old 02-03-2012, 12:25 AM   #2
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maybe you will need to install windows drivers trough ndwiswrapper. depending on your card.
 
Old 02-03-2012, 12:29 AM   #3
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Hello and welcome to LinuxQuestions,

First things first! In order to be able to help you we'll need a bit more information. Which desktop version did you install, Gnome or KDE? Or did you 'customize' your installation for Xfce or something else? Is your wireless network card detected? Run the following commands and post output please:
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lspci -v
sudo iwconfig
Looking forward to your participation in the forums. Have fun with Linux.

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Old 02-03-2012, 12:38 AM   #4
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maybe you will need to install windows drivers trough ndwiswrapper. depending on your card.
Hi,

Using Windows drivers and ndiswrapper to get a wireless NIC to work is only a last resort and shouldn't be advised as a starting point. Makes even less sense when you don't even know what type of NIC the OP is using, which should be the first piece of information you should ask.

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Old 02-03-2012, 12:45 AM   #5
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Using Windows drivers and ndiswrapper to get a wireless NIC to work is only a last resort
isnt Mint using ALL drivers that execpt windows drivers for ndiswrapper?
 
Old 02-03-2012, 01:16 AM   #6
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Hi,

Not ALL drivers are included in Linux Mint. A lot are but in some specific cases a user might need to enable extra repositories (non-free) to get the appropriate driver for his NIC. In other cases a driver might need to be downloaded manually or even compiled from source to get the NIC working/working properly. Windows drivers should only be used as a last resort when all else fails.

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