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Old 05-27-2008, 10:35 PM   #1
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Problem in Configuring Wireless in Ubuntu 8.04


Hi

I am very new to the Linux. I installed Ubuntu 8.04 in my Laptop.

I am not able to configure Internet (Wireless) in my laptop.

Laptop Model - Dell Inspiron E1505
Wire less card - Dell Wireless 1390 802.11b/g Mini Card (54Mbps), for Inspiron 6400/E1505

Previously i used Windows XP. In that i can able to access wireless.

I dont know y it is not working in linux.

Is any one there to help me tosolve this?

I tried google to rectify it. but cannot.

Note: I also have the driver for windows. One of my friend told me that Ubuntu 8.04will support windowsdriver also. I dont know how to install it.

Thanks in advance.
 
Old 05-27-2008, 11:08 PM   #2
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Do you know that the card is not being detected? Try "ifconfig -a" to see all connections, and "ifconfig" to see what's "up".s
Others:
ifconfig wlan0 up (starts the conection---maybe user wlan0 instead of eth0If

If the card is recognized, then try "iwlist wlan0 scan" to see if you can "see" your access point.
 
Old 05-28-2008, 12:06 AM   #3
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I read that you need to use ndiswrapper for your wireless card driver. I used ndiswrapper on slack once and it was really easy and straight forward. See if that works.
 
Old 05-28-2008, 08:24 AM   #4
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ndiswrapper is only needed if there is not a native Linux driver.
 
Old 05-28-2008, 10:43 AM   #5
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or it can be used as a quick fix untill the Linux driver is installed.
 
Old 05-28-2008, 07:51 PM   #6
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I am having the same problem, i have a wireless router in my home and i can not find it through the network connections, and i dont catch what u guys mean by saying "if-config a" . Could you please explain?
 
Old 05-29-2008, 04:13 PM   #7
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Quote:
ifconfig -a
prints out information on all your NICs weather there up or down.
Also put in
Quote:
man ifconfig
to learn more about ifconfig
 
  


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