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#1 MadDawg

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 03:16 PM

Okay, my HDD got erased recently somehow, and I decided to dual boot Ubuntu 7.04 and WinXP Home SP2. Anyway, I can't get the wifi to work under Ubuntu.

I have a ThinkPad R51e with Ubuntu 7.04 "the Feisty Fawn" and I can't get the wifi to work, as I said before.

I think I have the IBM 11b/g Wireless LAN Mini PCI Adapter. It detects the network, but I can't log in to it. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Also, the LED doesn't light up.
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Posted 12 August 2007 - 03:25 PM

Ubuntu WiFi Docs. Run the command at the top of the page and figure out which one you have. Its not an IBM.

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Posted 12 August 2007 - 03:29 PM

Bring up synbaptic. Type in NDISwrapper. Start from there.

Or...

Go here

and, you should probably...

read this first

It may appear that I am being a smart allek. I'm not. You should read the distros notes, and at least scan the distros forums for answers befor asking help. Many times, the answer is all ready right in front of you.
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Posted 12 August 2007 - 04:06 PM

Okay, a simple system update took care of the logging in issue, but I'm still having issues with the LED does the NDIS Wrapper fix this?.

I typed in the
lspci -v | less
command from the WifiDocs page and I got this:

00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc Unknown device 5a31 (rev 01)
Subsystem: IBM Unknown device 0585
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64

00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge (prog-if 00 [Normal de
code])
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=64
I/O behind bridge: 00009000-00009fff
Memory behind bridge: b0100000-b01fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: c8000000-cfffffff
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:04.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge (prog-if 00 [Normal de
code])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
Memory behind bridge: b0200000-b02fffff
Capabilities: <access denied>

00:06.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI Bridge (prog-if 00 [Normal de
code])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0

This looks pretty simple, but I'm not good with hardware, and I don't really know what this stuff means.

Is this "unknown device" my wifi card?

Edited by MadDawg, 12 August 2007 - 04:24 PM.

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