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Old 03-30-2011, 11:28 AM   #1
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Unhappy problems connecting to wifi after installing linux on laptop as well as computer

ok so ill start with the laptop part.
ive installed ubuntu for netbook on my laptop, everything went fine, it installed ok, and it was all good, until i tried clicking on the icon im supposed to click on to get conncected to wifi. where it's supposed to have various wireless networks it says "device not ready (firmware missing)" and ive tried everything i can think of to get it working, but it wont work. its probably just a newbie thing but can you help me?
the same thing happens with my desktop computer, but with ubuntu desktop 10.10 and linux mint... but with the desktop, its probably just a case of finding drivers for my specific wireless adapter, in which case can anyone tell me where i can find the driver for a belkin F6D4050ea for linux??

thanks a lot guys
Old 03-30-2011, 02:11 PM   #2
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For the Belkin F6D4550ea, see this link. The second post should get it working.

For the laptop, run the commands 'lspci' ( without the quotes ) and post the results. Once we have some idea what card is in the laptop, the we can see if we can find a driver.


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