View Full Version : [ubuntu] wifi help

May 12th, 2008, 04:30 PM
hi. heres my problem: i downloaded linux kernel and i cannot connect to the internet! i have linux and vista basic on one pc.
on vista, my wifi works fine. but on linux, it doesnt even pick up anything....has anyone else had this problem?


Het Irv
May 12th, 2008, 04:33 PM
alright, you found it, Linux's big problem, wifi Drivers. Yes we all have had this problem

First of details,
What kind of card do you have?
Do you have a way to hook up to the internet using a cable?

May 12th, 2008, 06:45 PM
card: all it says is broadcom.......

i have a laptop so i want to use wifi.....i problably could though.......

Het Irv
May 12th, 2008, 06:58 PM
broadcom is good enough, and all you need is an wired connection for a few min.

Hook up to wired and run updates, (System-Administration-Update Manager)
After Updates are done go to the restricted Drivers (System-Administration-Hardware Drivers)

You should see a line that has broadcom in it, with an unchecked check-box. Check the check-box, and follow the steps on the screen. That should fix it.

May 12th, 2008, 09:01 PM
thanks! you were a great help!