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I am student and bought this new laptop due to my old laptop is broken and i have lots of work to do before end of this week.
I can imagine that everyone else on this site who *volunteers* their time has things that are important to them, too. Please do not post threads marked urgent, help needed fast. It's simply not urgent to us.
Please tell us exactly which wireless card you own. In general, ndiswrapper is the wrong way to go with Atheros cards. What OS/version are you using? We can't read your mind, and it's only a guess that you're using some version of Ubuntu. What is the output of "ifconfig"?
Yes, if config would be good. Assuming you didn't do so,
$sudo iwconfig eth0 up
You may have to define your ESSID then. Also, if the network is WPA protected sometimes things can get sticky with linux, or at least, I had some issues with that. But you would still have something show on iwconfig.
If you are in a bind for time and can't solve the problem, download some Live Linux CD's and complete your work with them if they work on your machine. Sometimes "workaround" is way MO' faster than solving a particular problem under time constraints.