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Old 12-24-2009, 09:27 AM   #1
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Unhappy Please help!!

I have just installed Ubuntu (the newest version) on an older Dell laptop.So far I love it but I cannot get onto my wireless internet because I cannot find the driver for my PCI Linksys wireless card. I am at a loss. Because this is so new to me I am not sure where to start. Let me give you some background on me. I have been building and reloading computers for years now but always with Windows operating systems. I have had enough of Windows so I am going to learn all over again. If you can help me I would appreciate it but please be gentle as I am a newbie in the true sense of the word.
Old 12-24-2009, 09:34 AM   #2
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What's the exact model of the card?

If you cannot find a Linux native driver, I heard of 'ndiswrapper', which lets you use a Windows network driver in Linux. I have no experience with it, though.
Old 12-24-2009, 09:38 AM   #3
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As asked by MTK358, we need to know the exact model of the wireless chip in order to help you. This can be found out using the following command entered into a terminal

lspci | grep -E 'Ether|Net'
Please run that command and post the output here on the forum.



PS. Please don't go chasing ndiswrapper unless it becomes clear that there really is no native linux driver.

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Old 12-24-2009, 09:39 AM   #4
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Hi stix309,

I little light reading may help, check out the following sites may be of use:

I hope this is of help

Old 12-24-2009, 01:41 PM   #5
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r u on laptop? if you r on laptop then the troubleshoot is of different type.. firstly le'me clear this thing..


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