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December 23rd, 2009, 08:13 AM
i have just got my daughter a dell mini laptop and went to install a wireless adapter but i didn't realise that you had to install a cd which this adapter had with it. not quite sure what to do now as i want her laptop to have internet. please help:(

December 23rd, 2009, 08:39 AM
Hi jobaby,
is the laptopn running on ubuntu?
first, the easy way is connect the laptop with wired internet connection (using your office/ home network). once the laptop connected with internet, plug-in your wireless adapter. ubuntu will pop-up for download driver to new hardware found. click and let ubuntu install it for you.

btw, most dell mini have built-in wireless adapter and ubuntu can detect it.
what ubuntu version you use?