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Old 09-09-2014, 12:58 PM   #1
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Zorin 9 Wifi install

I have just downloaded Zorin 9 in replaceing Vista on a dell 1525 inspiron. I have yet to find the terminal commands to access the wifi network. I have installed Ubuntu on another laptop and see that all the line commands are different for every version of linux. Is there a tutorial for Zorin 9 wifi install commands?
Old 09-09-2014, 01:57 PM   #2
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I would not expect there would be much difference between Zorin and Ubuntu because Zorin is Ubuntu based. What are some of the commands you have tried and the results of them?
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You probably don't have to configure your wifi via a terminal. There should be a desktop icon that looks something like this. Just click on it and you should be able to configure your wifi (it will want your wifi's password).

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Is it configured...

Zorin should have the "lshw" package installed, otherwise install it. Then open a terminal and use the command to find out which wireless chip your Dell has. Then use the command "lsmod" to see what. if anything, is being loaded for the wireless.

Next, use that information on the Internet to tell you more about what modules should load, or if a driver or firmware has to be installed, and what to do to troubleshoot the problem.

Although many wireless devices are found and kernel modules for them loaded automatically, making them active upon booting, this is not true in all cases, and you may have to configure the device yourself.

A wired or wireless connection has three stages. The device has to be configured to work as it should, the device has to be told how to connect, and the connection has to be made. Your post doesn't make it clear which stage is causing the problem.

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Like jdkaye said; you should see your network in the upper right hand corner of your Zorin DE.
Upon clicking on on the icon you should see your network, click on that. When prompted, enter your passphrase that your ISP assigned you. (authentication required by wireless network should open in a window)

Look in the /etc/network/interfaces file and ensure
that the appropriate choice (wired or wireless) which ever one you don't use is commented out (#)-

-:-Before running this cmd try the above-:-
To start the Newtwork in the terminal try:

/etc/initid/networking start


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