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Old 08-26-2008, 12:19 PM   #1
HillaAraujo
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Smile Why can't I get a wireless connection after installing Linux on my Windows XP laptop


good Afternoon,

I Am New To This Site And To Using Linux. I Just Enrolled In A Linux Class At School And My Assignment Is To Create A Bootable Linux Flash Drive. This Is Another Issue In Itself. The Reason For My Writing Today Is That, I Went Through The Steps On Connecting To A Wireless Network In Linux But Was Not Able To Get One. I Currently Have A Windows Xp Laptop And I Also Have A Pc Which Is Connected To A Comcast Cable And A Netgear Router, Which Works Just Fine For My Laptop Wireless Connection When I Am Using Windows Xp. My Problem Is That Once I Swithch To Linux, The Network Connection Is Not There. I Am Aware That I Will More Than Likely Have To Create A New Network Conenction Manually. The Only Thing That Appears In The Connections Tab Is Wired Connection And Modem Connection. I Forgot The Steps On How To Do This And Need Your Help If You Donít Mind. If You Can Please Write The Steps On Getting The Wireless Connection That Would Be Greatly Appriciated. Thank You Very Much!

Have A Great Day
 
Old 08-26-2008, 01:06 PM   #2
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Please don't capitalize every word. Try:

linux # lspci -vvv | less

and see what chip your wireless card uses. After you find that out, come back to this thread and tell us.
 
Old 08-26-2008, 02:00 PM   #3
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Also which version of linux are you using.
 
Old 08-28-2008, 02:51 PM   #4
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Good afternoon,

I have version 8.04.1 which I downloaded from www.wubi-installer.org.


Thank you!

Last edited by HillaAraujo; 08-28-2008 at 03:06 PM.
 
Old 08-28-2008, 09:55 PM   #5
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This article will give you directions far better than I can

http://beginlinux.com/desktop_traini...t_m/ub_wirless
 
Old 08-29-2008, 09:35 AM   #6
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re: Wireless Connection

Thank you for the information I will check that out.
 
Old 08-29-2008, 09:37 AM   #7
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Wireless connection

Hi Awesome Machine,

I did what you told me to do and the below information is what I got. I'm not sure what to do from this point. Thank you!

The program Linux is currently not installed
you can install it by typing Sudo-apt get install user-mode-Linux
Bash Linus: command not found
E: couldn't find package user-mode-Linux
 
  


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