okay so I installed ubuntu 10.10 almost a week ago and the the wireless has yet to work from my home router. I've searched this forum and a number of other sources looking for a way to fix this.. obviously to no avail
I am running 10.10 on a Compaq Presario CQ60 using a
Realtek Semi conductor Co. Ltd. RTL8101E/ RTL8102E PCI
Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
Atheros Communication Inc. Ar5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
the laptop is now recognizing my network but still cannot connect to the internet, update or download any software. When I attempt to update or open a browser page appears to load for few seconds before informing me that I have no available connections. --> a direct connection to the router doesn't fix this.
I'm reasonably sure the wireless driver is at least part of the problem.. and i've tried updating the driver by downloading driver to another device and installing driver on laptop from flashdrive but not sure how to go about this.. as i'm a fairly new linux user.
as mentioned before I've spent a pretty good chunk of time working on this and would greatly appreciate any and all help forum can offer.. b/c i'm beginning to miss my little compaq