Okay! so I used the windows installer to dual boot ubuntu on my windows 7 notebook. everything works fine, but i've had wireless issues from the start. My home wireless network says it's connected, but I don't have access to the internet. I tried my neighbors wifi and my school's wifi and they work just fine. I'm a complete and total noob to linux so be gentle! thanks for the help.
sorry i know there are a ton of wireless issue threads but i've been searching for hours and i haven't found anything really similar to my problem :/