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Old 07-28-2008, 03:52 PM   #1
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no wifi device found on new ubuntu install


I've just installed Ubuntu 8.04 from CD onto my Acer TravelMate 2700 and then upgraded all software and rebooted.
I'm now trying to get the wifi working (ethernet is fine).

From the lspci output I can see:
02:02:0 Ethernet Controller: Linksys ... INPROCOMM IPN 2220 Wireless LAN Adapter (rev 01)

The output of iwconfig is:
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.

Any suggestions to help me enable the wifi? I'm still a novice, so you please give detailed instructions and be gentle.
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here is an old-ish thread that indicates you may need ndiswrapper. Sorry, I can't help as I've never needed to look at it.
Hopefully the other hardware is supported now in Hardy.
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If your wifi card doesn't have support on Linux yet, you have to download ndiswrapper it'll get your wifi working fine ( my wifi device doesn't have support on linux but with ndiswrapper it works better than on windows ). There is a script that helps you with ndiswrapper, it gets from web the appropriate device driver and install it, but right now I don't remember where you can find it, maybe google helps you.

But if you have the driver for windows, you just have to do this:

#apt-get install ndiswrapper ( I don't know how ndiswrapper package is called on ubuntu, then go to the directory that is the driver for windows and run: )
#ndiswrapper -i "DriverName"
#modprobe ndiswrapper ( it gets the module working )
#iwconfig wlan0 essid "YourAcessPointName" ( if you don't know the essid you can search for it using "iwlist wlan0 s" then it will show you the networks available )
#dhcpcd wlan0 ( hey, I don't know if ubuntu has dhcpcd by default, but if doesn't, i encourage you to download it, this is the best dhcp client for linux )
If the dhcp is enabled, your connection should works!

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