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    Angry Cannot connect to the internet, 100% new

    I'm pretty much 100% new to this and know nothing of VPS or stuff like that. I run a 11.04 Ubuntu and a Windows 7. Windows 7 finds my network just fine but Ubuntu struggles to find it. I use an Actiontec wireless card, for my wireless connection. Apparently Ubuntu can't find it. The Setup thingy for wireless exists in a F:/ CD drive CuteZD_E, that only comes up when I have it inserted and disappears when successfully connected. But Ubuntu can't find the driver, thus, no internet, at least from my observations but that probably isn't it. I know nothing about Ubuntu (or Mac, for that matter), but I have experimented with Terminal trying to work it. Please, I have no idea what is up. The things it does find is eth0 and lo, or whatever lo is. It has never been able to connect since I installed Ubuntu. I don't wanna crawl back to Windows Fail.

    Something on the side of the wireless card says this:
    S/N: ZWBA03211411
    MAC: 00247BF19D02
    Don't think that'll help though.
    Last edited by Sinruroku; June 10th, 2011 at 10:11 PM.

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    Re: Cannot connect to the internet, 100% new

    In a terminal enter
    Code:
    lspci
    then copy and paste here.Your post of the output should be in the code"#" brackets when you post. Dialogue does not need to be in code "#".
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    Quote Originally Posted by jtarin View Post
    In a terminal enter
    Code:
    lspci
    then copy and paste here.Your post of the output should be in the code"#" brackets when you post. Dialogue does not need to be in code "#".
    I don't exactly know what you're talking about as far as the brackets and such but this is what came up when I used Terminal of Ubuntu:
    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
    00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
    00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
    00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. PT890 HOST Bridge
    00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
    00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. CN700/VN800/P4M800CE/Pro Host Bridge
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237/VX700 PCI Bridge
    00:0b.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs CAO106 Soundblaster
    00:0f.0 RAID bus controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VIA VT6420 SATA RAID Controller (rev 80)
    00:0f.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 06)
    00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
    00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
    00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
    00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 81)
    00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 86)
    00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 ISA bridge [KT600/K8T800/K8T890 South]
    00:11.5 Multimedia audio controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8233/A/8235/8237 AC97 Audio Controller (rev 60)
    00:11.6 Communication controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. AC'97 Modem Controller (rev 80)
    00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II] (rev 78)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies Inc RV570 [Radeon X1950 Pro] (rev 9a)
    01:00.1 Display controller: VIA Technologies Inc RV570 [Radeon X1950 Pro] (secondary) (rev 9a)

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    Re: Cannot connect to the internet, 100% new

    have you tried connecting via wired ethernet and seeing if it prompts you to download wireless drivers?
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    while [ true ]; do CY=$(date +%y); CM=$(date +%m); if [ -n "$PY" ] && [ -n "$PM" ]; then echo "Ubuntu ${CY}.${CM} is the worst release ever"; echo "I'm going back to ${PY}.${PM}"; fi; PY="$CY"; PM="$CM"; sleep 182d; done

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    Re: Cannot connect to the internet, 100% new

    I see a Modem and Ethernet card but no wireless device. Could it be USB then? Use this command if it is
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    lsusb
    and post.
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    Re: Cannot connect to the internet, 100% new

    Quote Originally Posted by amauk View Post
    have you tried connecting via wired ethernet and seeing if it prompts you to download wireless drivers?
    That's a very good thought,and I would advise that, but it's not detected yet, but it wouldn't hurt to try.
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    Re: Cannot connect to the internet, 100% new

    Here is the Terminal when I used that command:
    Code:
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID ld6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 002: ID 045e:00dd Microsoft Corp. Comfort Curve Keyboard 2000 V1.
    0 <---- "What the heck is with the zero here?"
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID ld6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID ld6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 045e:0040 Microsoft Corp. Wheel Mouse Optical
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID ld6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID ld6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

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    Re: Cannot connect to the internet, 100% new

    I still don't see it. Unplug it then plug it back in and run the command again.
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    Re: Cannot connect to the internet, 100% new

    What is this?

    00:11.6 Communication controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. AC' 97 Modem Controller (rev 80)
    Here is a link

    http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-35028.html

    It is a Winmodem. And the best of luck.

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    Re: Cannot connect to the internet, 100% new

    Go to System> administration> Hardware drivers and see if there is anything there.
    Also 'ws 7 finds my network just fine but Ubuntu struggles to find it. I use an Actiontec wireless card, for my wireless connection. Apparently Ubuntu can't find it. The Setup thingy for wireless exists in a F:/ CD drive CuteZD_E'
    Is that an exe file? extract the .exe with archive manager and then get ndiswrapper and try installing the driver that way.
    Also see: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=338737
    and post the results of iwconfig here.
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