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Old 05-19-2015, 01:19 AM   #1
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using laptop with Linux (On a USB flash drive)


when I boot Linux from a USB drive on my laptop, I am unable to connect to the internet through my wireless on my laptop.

Help Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 05-19-2015, 01:50 AM   #2
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You might get some help if you actually include ANY useable information. Your post is totally meaningless.

How about adding:

The Linux distro you are trying to boot.
The make / model of laptop.
The type of wifi card / chipset in the laptop.
Your wifi access point / router make and model.
 
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Old 05-19-2015, 03:19 PM   #3
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Hello and welcome to LQ.

It is a common complaint that a new user tries linux and has problems related to network, even more wireless.

We need your distro, how you put it on the flash drive, and the model of nic you have.

Do you know how to use a command line?
 
Old 05-19-2015, 09:22 PM   #4
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Also, include the make/model of your computer and the wireless chipset.

Running the command lspci in a terminal should provide the wireless chipset. The odds are that the issue with wireless connectivity traces back to getting the correct drivers for the wireless chipset.

Be sure to surround any terminal output with "Code" tags which become available when you click the "Go Advanced" button at the bottom of the "compose post" window.

Keep in mind that the more information you provide the easier it is for others to help you.

Last edited by frankbell; 05-19-2015 at 09:25 PM.
 
Old 05-19-2015, 09:47 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by fredm1 View Post
when I boot Linux from a USB drive on my laptop, I am unable to connect to the internet through my wireless on my laptop.

Help Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hi:

Run this command it will tell us what network interface card you have.
Code:
lspci | grep -i network
Once you post the make and model of your laptop I can look up the specifications on it and post it.

Are you using Ubuntu?
 
  


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