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wesmcdermott
September 1st, 2010, 04:28 PM
Hi,

I'm a complete newb to Ubuntu but I thought I'd install it for the sake of keeping sane (ex Windows user, fingers crossed). I'm trying to get my very old PC to run wireless. Previous windows installations ran the adapter with no problems at all, but ubuntu can't seem to find the driver. Where do I get one from or what needs to be done to get this thing to work?

Wes

lukeiamyourfather
September 1st, 2010, 04:37 PM
How did you determine that the wireless adapter was not recognized? When you click on the network icon in the top right are there any adapters listed?

wesmcdermott
September 1st, 2010, 04:49 PM
I've inserted the USB and it didnt show any signs of recognising it. Whereas when I inserted the adapter into the pc when windows was installed the light on the adapter came on. In Ubuntu nothing happened.

I've checked the networks available and there's nothing showing.

Wes

lukeiamyourfather
September 1st, 2010, 05:52 PM
Boot the system with the adapter already plugged in, then run this command in the terminal and post the output here.


sudo lshw -class network

wesmcdermott
September 1st, 2010, 07:50 PM
This is what I get:


*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:03:02.0
logical name: eth0
version: 10
serial: 00:11:d8:c3:52:bf
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 latency=64 maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 multicast=yes
resources: irq:21 ioport:e400(size=256) memory:cffff400-cffff4ff

lukeiamyourfather
September 2nd, 2010, 03:11 PM
This is what I get:


*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:03:02.0
logical name: eth0
version: 10
serial: 00:11:d8:c3:52:bf
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=8139too driverversion=0.9.28 latency=64 maxlatency=64 mingnt=32 multicast=yes
resources: irq:21 ioport:e400(size=256) memory:cffff400-cffff4ff

Looks like the wireless adapter was indeed not recognized. I tried to find more information about that company but it appears as though it no longer exists. Since it was not very popular to begin with and is now defunct, I doubt you'll find proper drivers for it on Linux. A newer adapter that is supported in Linux can be had for $10-15.