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Old 09-05-2011, 01:23 AM   #1
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Wireless Problems- Please help!


Hi there! I just installed Ubuntu and I am not able to connect to the internet wirelessly. I can with a wired connection, however.

I am running Ubuntu 11.04 on a Dell Xps 710.

I get the following output with lspci :

Code:
rahul@rahulioooo:~$ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation Device 0071 (rev c1)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation Device 007f (rev a1)
00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation Device 0075 (rev a1)
00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation Device 006f (rev a1)
00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation Device 00b4 (rev a1)
00:01.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation Device 0076 (rev a1)
00:01.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation Device 0078 (rev a1)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation Device 0079 (rev a1)
00:01.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation Device 007a (rev a1)
00:01.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation Device 007b (rev a1)
00:01.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation Device 007c (rev a1)
00:01.6 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation Device 007d (rev a1)
00:02.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation Device 007e (rev a2)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation Device 007e (rev a2)
00:05.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation Device 007e (rev a2)
00:09.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:0a.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:0a.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP55 SMBus (rev a2)
00:0a.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP55 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:0b.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP55 USB Controller (rev a1)
00:0b.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP55 USB Controller (rev a2)
00:0d.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP55 IDE (rev a1)
00:0e.0 RAID bus controller: nVidia Corporation MCP55 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:0e.1 RAID bus controller: nVidia Corporation MCP55 SATA Controller (rev a3)
00:0e.2 RAID bus controller: nVidia Corporation MCP55 SATA Controller (rev a4)
00:0f.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 PCI bridge (rev a2)
00:0f.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP55 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:13.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:18.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G71 [GeForce 7900 GS] (rev a1)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 21)
04:04.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB X-Fi
04:05.0 Multimedia video controller: NEC Corporation Dual Tuner/MPEG Encoder (rev 0c)
04:0a.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
If you could give me a step by step process that would be awesome! I'm honestly clueless. D:

I tried googling fixes, but I haven't came up with anything yet. Please and thank you! Your help is much appreciated!
 
Old 09-05-2011, 01:28 AM   #2
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Hello,

Please don't double post your question in multiple forums. You'll only confuse yourself and us on to where the conversation is taking place. Stick to this thread.

Also post the output of
Code:
ifconfig
iwconfig
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Old 09-05-2011, 01:47 AM   #3
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Do you have a wireless card?

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Old 09-05-2011, 11:31 AM   #4
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Hi,

Nice catch repo! Unless OP didn't post the full output, he apparently doesn't have a wireless card. Didn't even notice that myself.

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Old 09-05-2011, 02:57 PM   #5
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I'm sorry! Please forgive me, I didn't know where the correct spot to post it was. Thank you for pointing that out to me!

Code:
rahul@rahulioooo:~$ ifconfig
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:19:b9:0a:36:ae  
          inet addr:192.168.1.10  Bcast:192.168.1.127  Mask:255.255.255.128
          inet6 addr: fe80::219:b9ff:fe0a:36ae/64 Scope:Link
          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:210420 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:119125 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:236981914 (236.9 MB)  TX bytes:11612738 (11.6 MB)
          Interrupt:18 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:28 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:1680 (1.6 KB)  TX bytes:1680 (1.6 KB)

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rahul@rahulioooo:~$ iwconfig
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.
I'm pretty sure I don't, but could I still connect wirlessly with a Usb Adaptor? The original owner was able to connect wirelessly with that on XP.

I have a Dell Wireless 1450 Wireless Usb Adaptor.

Please And Thank you. Your help is much appreciated, I mean it!
 
Old 09-05-2011, 03:00 PM   #6
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Take a look at
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=908090

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Old 09-05-2011, 03:30 PM   #7
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Hi! Thank you for finding that for me!

I followed the steps thoroughly but after step 7 I get this error:
Code:
gedit:15551): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to store changes into `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: Failed to create file '/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel.5FMC1V': No such file or directory

(gedit:15551): Gtk-WARNING **: Attempting to set the permissions of `/root/.local/share/recently-used.xbel', but failed: No such file or directory
I go on with the tutorial, but when I open the Install New Driver thing, and find and click on the Setup file, it says 'not a valid driver .inf file.'

Any Ideas?
 
  


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