I just received one of my grandparents' old computers. It is a Dell Inspiron 530. I took Windows XP off and put Linux Mint on. Now, I am having troubles getting the wireless working.
I don't know if it has a built in wireless card, but It does have an ethernet plug by the USB ports, if that matters.
When I hover over the network icon, it says I am disconnected, and when I click on it, it says "Wired, cable unplugged." I am not sure what this means.
If it helps, this is the exact product I bought: https://www.osdisc.com/products/linux/linuxmint/linux-mint-17-v2-cinnamon-install-live-dvd-32bit.html
I am a total newbie to Linux and I would like some help.
Any help appreciated.
EDIT: I heard someone on YouTube saying to connect with an ethernet cable, but that would be very inconvenient to me. I will do it if there is no other way, though.
Edited by EffectiveBones484, 05 August 2014 - 06:33 PM.