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Getting Wlan To Work Using Ubuntu 7.10


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#1 E-Mu

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 08:53 AM

Ok, as they all say, forgive me for beng a noob here!

However i have just started using Ubuntu 7.10 on my Acer laptop, and although i have a LAN connection i cannot get the WLAN working, ive tried to follow instructions on the web but get lost at parts due to them not be overly clear.

Can anyone point me to a good help topic/site/page or even detail what i need to do ?

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 04:40 PM

What kind of wireless card is it? Acer uses Atheros cards in a lot of there laptops so thats likely.

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 02:17 PM

hey, thanks for the reply

i have a Acer Aspire 3000 laptop, ive had a look but i cant find the the make or model number for the wireless card, havent had chance to have a look at the card itself
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Posted 29 April 2008 - 05:06 PM

A google search of your laptop model turned up this review with the wireless card model listed down the page. It's a Broadcom 802.11G Wireless Adapter Broadcom's are know for working bad but it can be done. I found instructions here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/...1_(ndiswrapper) There kinda long but they should work they also require internet access but LAN works so that should be no problem.

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Posted 30 April 2008 - 07:52 AM

Thanks Jackson,

Looks like what i need, will have to have a butchers at the weekend, my free time is now taken up my the return of my 360 & GTA4 :flowers: :thumbsup: :trumpet:

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Posted 02 May 2008 - 10:16 PM

Before playing with ndiswrapper (most overrated piece of software ever), try turning on the Restricted Drivers Manager (look under System-> Administration).

That should install the Broadcom firmware and driver automagically.




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