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Old 12-04-2012, 07:30 PM   #1
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internal wifi adapter not recognized

I recently bought a gateway LT 4010u netbook made by Acer at walmart. I deleted all the default partitions and installed my favorite distrobution of puppy linux. I have done this before on a similar but somewhat older model acer, and all the network devices were immediately recognized, and the proper drivers automatically loaded. I checked the Manufacturers spec sheet, and It has an Aetheros HB 125 adapter which was working properly with windows 7 before I obliterated the factory install. I ran a LSPCI command which produced the following:
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as you can see, this device does not appear to be recognized by the system at all. Is there any non intrusive way to try and re-establish the connection?
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Have you got two wireless adapters in this system?

There is a Broadcom adapter
Broadcom Corporation Device 4727 (rev 01)
showing up. Is there some reason you do not want to use it?


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