Re: Ubuntu 12.10, need to load a wireless NIC driver
Ubuntu moves very quickly. If the guide you're using refers to things that aren't on your screen, then you're using too old a guide. Not only will it not work, but it may even break your system. Find a guide for 12.10.
Originally Posted by thasatelliteguy
Or, better option: Spend a little money and buy a wifi card that works out-of-the-box with Ubuntu. It looks like your particular card has been troublesome for years and the situation there probably won't get better.
I've bought two laptops with supported out-of-the-box wifi, a desktop with the same, one wifi stick supported out-of-the-box and two USB wifi devices that needed only a single line added to a file on 11.10, and works out-of-the-box on 12.04 and later. There are heaps of trouble-free wifi cards out there, take a look and invest the money into your sanity
I try to treat the cause, not the symptom. I avoid the terminal in instructions, unless it's easier or necessary. My instructions will work within the Ubuntu system, instead of breaking or subverting it. Those are the three guarantees to the helpee.