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Old 06-02-2008, 06:20 PM   #1
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Getting wireless on Linux: Ubuntu 8.04 on a Toshiba satellite

Please help me.
I really need to get this working.
Old 06-02-2008, 06:24 PM   #2
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Im a total noob when it comes to this.
Old 06-02-2008, 07:59 PM   #3
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You have to try before asking for help.

Find out the make and model of the card ie. D-Link DWL-G510 rev. C

Look for the Linux driver that will make it work. <-- there may be more than one. Read about peoples experiences with the card and drivers. The driver I use for my card is madwifi.

Learn how to install the driver. Either by source or as a package, whatever is needed.

Learn about: ifconfig, iwconfig, route, nslookup, ping, lspci, and resolv.conf <-- these are for configuring and troubleshooting your network.

I remember finding a really good wiki about linux wireless so check there and remember that google is your best friend.

If you want to leave the noob level then you have to try things out for yourself and learn from the experience. If you have problems that you can't solve after doing your research and trouble shooting then revise what your asking for. Give us the make and model of the card, the driver your using, the distro your running, and give a detailed explanation of whats going on.
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Just to expand a little bit on what charlie0313 said, the first thing that we need to know is the exact model of Toshiba Satellite. It is likely that the different models in the Satellite series use different wireless network chips.

Then we need to know why you think that the wireless network isn't working. What have you tried in your attempt to connect to a wireless network? We need to know exactly what application you used to try to connect to the network and any error messages that you saw.

We can walk you through the diagnostic procedure. We can also teach you how to look for a question in this and other forums before you post a question. That way if someone else has had the problem before you can take advantage of that question already being solved.

So Juggalonubbs just answer the questions that I mentioned above and we will go from there.


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