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Old 06-16-2011, 05:26 AM   #1
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wireless not working


I installed Ubuntu on a Gateway netbook computer and the wireless connection would not work. The indicator light does not come on. Works fine in Windows XP. I read other posts but it involves accessing the terminal to type commands and I was unable to find it. I would prefer the solution to be simple since that is why I am switching to Linux in the first place.
 
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Open your menu and search for the "Additional drivers" program. Make sure you have a wired connection to install the drivers for your wireless card, most likely they are missing or are missing firmware.

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I would prefer the solution to be simple since that is why I am switching to Linux in the first place.
When you become more comfortable with Linux you will find that often it is more comfortable (and faster) to launch one command in the terminal than to do 20 clicks in the GUI.
 
  


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