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Old 05-24-2015, 08:34 PM   #1
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linux d820 dell lattitude wifi wont work hellppp!!


i recently installed ubuntu after being done with windows 7 on my dell lattitude d820 and when i donwnloaded that it wouldnt connect to wifi so i got julinux and that too wont work with wifi , i need help , its my first time using linux , please help me
 
Old 05-24-2015, 08:48 PM   #2
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The first thing to find out is what wireless chipset is the the machine.

This thread will give you some diagnostic tools to do that: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ux-4175434970/

First, though, since you are running Ubuntu, try going to the Ubuntu Control Center (or whatever they are calling it these days) and looking for an item called "Additional Hardware." When you click it, it might solve the problem for you.
 
Old 05-24-2015, 10:38 PM   #3
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Hi...

Welcome to the forum

If frankbell's suggestion doesn't work, please open a terminal and post (copy and paste) the results of...

Code:
lspci -nnk | grep -i net -A2
Thanks!
 
Old 05-25-2015, 08:21 AM   #4
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Hi...

Welcome to the forum

If frankbell's suggestion doesn't work, please open a terminal and post (copy and paste) the results of...

Code:
lspci -nnk | grep -i net -A2
Thanks!
Right command, slightly lacking intro

This command (lspci) must be run as root, (SuperUser). Depending on your distribution (Ubuntu in this case) you can use:

Code:
sudo lspci -nnk | grep -i net -A2
It will prompt for password, and show you the information regarding your interfaces.

Post this on the forum and we can work from there.

With Ubuntu you should be able to search for "terminal" or "console". That is what you type these commands into. Unsure about the name of Unity's terminal emulator unfortunately, been years since I let anything *buntu touch my drive

Good luck.

Last edited by devnod12; 05-25-2015 at 08:23 AM.
 
Old 05-25-2015, 02:34 PM   #5
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I loaded up Ubuntu 14.04 in VirtualBox.

"Additional Hardware" is now a tab under "Software and Updates" in the "Settings" routine.
 
Old 05-25-2015, 02:38 PM   #6
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Quote:
This command (lspci) must be run as root, (SuperUser). Depending on your distribution (Ubuntu in this case
errrr

Code:
$ lspci -nnk | grep -i net -A2
04:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller [11ab:4354]
	Subsystem: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device [144d:c571]
	Kernel driver in use: sky2
06:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Qualcomm Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) [168c:002b] (rev 01)
	Subsystem: Askey Computer Corp. Device [144f:7167]
	Kernel driver in use: ath9k
as he grins sheepishly.
 
Old 05-25-2015, 02:54 PM   #7
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This command (lspci) must be run as root, (SuperUser).
I have never once been prompted for a password to receive this information.

Regards...
 
Old 05-25-2015, 04:11 PM   #8
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My bad. Using Slackware, goes to show how much security has been removed from Ubuntu.
 
Old 05-25-2015, 04:25 PM   #9
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My bad. Using Slackware, goes to show how much security has been removed from Ubuntu.
No problem. Your signature is pretty cool, too, by the way. Christ died that we could receive the code.

Regards...

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