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Old 08-04-2012, 06:23 AM   #1
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why cant i connect to the web thru a wireless modem

hullo folks,
i need some help here i have a wireless usb modem and am using the Ubuntu server 12.04. i want to use it for my internet connection to access the repositories. so far i have not succeeded but am sure there is a way round it. is there some kind of program i can use in the terminal to achieve this.
Old 08-04-2012, 07:31 AM   #2
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You probably need to install firware for your wifi card to work.

Does your wifi card show up when you try to configure it?

Is it shown in dmesg, &/or lspci?
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