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Old 12-01-2008, 11:02 PM   #1
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Hello,

Yep I am as green as they come. I am trying to get the wireless to work on my laptop. I just installed ubuntu 8.10 and my wireless is not working correctly. I have an Acer Aspire 5570z with an 801.11 b/g Wlan. I hope this is enough information.
 
Old 12-01-2008, 11:10 PM   #2
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Why?

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...irless-687612/
 
Old 12-01-2008, 11:12 PM   #3
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Please open a Terminal and post the results of the command
Code:
lspci -v
This will tell us exactly what chipset your wireless card is using. Also, please post the results inside of {code} {/code} tags, replacing the {} brackets for [] brackets, makes it easier to read.

Also, watch for the duplicate post. I don't know if it was intentional or an accident (LQ has been acting up lately, so I assume it was an accident)

Last edited by claudius753; 12-01-2008 at 11:13 PM.
 
Old 12-02-2008, 06:26 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by claudius753 View Post
Please open a Terminal and post the results of the command
Code:
lspci -v
This will tell us exactly what chipset your wireless card is using. Also, please post the results inside of {code} {/code} tags, replacing the {} brackets for [] brackets, makes it easier to read.

Also, watch for the duplicate post. I don't know if it was intentional or an accident (LQ has been acting up lately, so I assume it was an accident)
Thanks for responding to my post. You are wonderful for responding.I am sorry about the double posting. I was trying to correct a spelling error.
The command you gave me works; however, I am having trouble determining what is the wireless cord. Is there another way to find out what my wireless card is or a line of code that gives it away as being wireless card?
 
Old 12-02-2008, 05:32 PM   #5
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Just look for any entry that references wireless in the description. For instance, on my machine:

Code:
nathan@Sleipnir:~$ lspci -v
<snip>
02:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 5100 AGN [Shiloh] Network Connection
	Subsystem: Intel Corporation Device 1211
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 2295
	Memory at db600000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: iwlagn
	Kernel modules: iwlagn

03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 3602
	Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 2296
	I/O ports at 6000 [size=256]
	Memory at d1410000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
	Memory at d1400000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=64K]
	Expansion ROM at d1420000 [disabled] [size=64K]
	Capabilities: <access denied>
	Kernel driver in use: r8169
	Kernel modules: r8169
The 2 entries I sniped above are my ethernet card and my wireless card, and I can see it is an Intel 5100 chipset. See what you can find on yours and post it here so we can find if it is supported and if so, which driver you need.

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