I'm refurbishing a Dell Inspiron 1501, and have just changed the orginial harddrive to a Hitachi Travelstar 500GB, and installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS onto it.
Unfortunately though, I'm not getting any Network Connections...
Networking is enabled, "Connection information" is unavailable and no connections are given in "Edit Connections".
Thinking it might be a problem with the PCI card (Card/Model: BCM4311 and PCI-ID: [14e4:4311] ) I connected a USB Wireless Adapter (which is a Netgear one... Terminal says: "ID0846:9020 Netgear, Inc. WNA 3100 (v1) Wireless-N300 [BroadcomBCM43241])...Seems that's not doing anything at all either... :"(
I've looked at the following links for some help:
but to no avail.
Mind you, I might just be doing it all wrong...Still quite the rookie. :S Sorry.
But the laptop is telling me that both ndiswrapper and b43-fwcutter doesn't exist...
So I'm totally stuck on what to do...
I'm very sorry for jabbering on but I would really really truly love it if you could please please please help me!!
Thank you very much in advance!