I am brand new to ubuntu. I just put Ubuntu 11.10 on an older desktop. I need to get it to join my home wireless network. When the computer was running on Windows, I was able to use a Netgear USB wireless adapter without any problems. Now, I've spent some time looking through the forum answers, and, while I've seen a few threads on the issue, nothing has worked. I'm still clueless. Can someone please help? I assume I'll need to use another computer and put some software on a USB to transfer it to my ubuntu machine. I'd really appreciate any advice any of you could give me.