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Old 01-11-2009, 05:40 PM   #1
himesama22
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OK i have this friend that tells me ubuntu is better so i install ubuntu in my laptop and now i cant use my wireless Internet anyone can tell me why and how can i install my wireless Internet back? I'll really appreciated. thanks. himesama22
 
Old 01-11-2009, 05:59 PM   #2
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Try going to System--> Administration and click on Hardware Drivers see if that detects and offers to download and install the driver for you.
 
Old 01-11-2009, 06:03 PM   #3
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First off

The BLUE is not helpful, not informative, and not necessary. However, if you would care to read this and repost with something more useful for all concerned?

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...Ask_a_Question

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Old 01-11-2009, 07:38 PM   #4
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ubuntu is better
Better than what?

What is the specific wireless adapter that you are using? Make and model.
 
Old 01-14-2009, 06:33 PM   #5
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I'm using a Linksys G-wireless router model wrt54g2. It worked just fine when i had Linux.
p.s. SORRY about the blue.
thanks for the help.
 
Old 01-14-2009, 06:54 PM   #6
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I'm using a Linksys G-wireless router model wrt54g2. It worked just fine when i had Linux.
p.s. SORRY about the blue.
thanks for the help.
We need the info on the wireless device in the laptop. The wireless router could care less what OS you are using.

PS: Ubuntu is Linux---it is simply one of the various versions (commonly called "distros")

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Old 01-15-2009, 11:29 AM   #7
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Open a terminal and type "lspci" no quotes(and thats a lower case L), hit enter, and copy/paste output here in this thread.

IGF
 
Old 01-23-2009, 05:59 PM   #8
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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/PM/GMS/910GML Express Processor to DRAM Controller (rev 04)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 04)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 04)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 04)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 04)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 (rev 04)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 (rev 04)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 (rev 04)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 (rev 04)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 04)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev d4)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 04)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FBM (ICH6M) SATA Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 04)
01:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR242x 802.11abg Wireless PCI Express Adapter (rev 01)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Attansic Technology Corp. L2 100 Mbit Ethernet Adapter (rev a0)
 
Old 01-23-2009, 11:00 PM   #9
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You should try and install "madwifi". I think that will resolve the problem.

To install "madwifi", do the following:

Click System
Click Administration
Click Synaptic Package Manager
Click once anywhere in the large list to the right, and then type madwifi
Right click madwifi-tools and select Mark for installation.
Click Apply

This will cause madwifi to install. From there, your Atheros wifi card might work.
 
  


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