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    Wink Wi-fi for a complete beginner

    Hi, I just installed ubuntu last night and I've been enjoying it so far; until I had to use wi-fi. My laptop does not have a hardware switch, it is activated by fn+f2 in windows but from what I gathered this won't work in ubuntu.

    I tried "rfkill list all" and "rfkill unblock all" in the terminal and wi-fi had neither hard block nor soft block. Is it a driver issue?

    Thanks

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    Re: Wi-fi for a complete beginner

    Welcome to the Forum.

    The Fn+F2 key-combination should work in Linux/Ubuntu as well.

    Hi, lets get this started.

    Firstly go to here and follow the suggestion. http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...83&postcount=2

    Further help will come after the 'netinfo.txt' file has been looked at.

    Thank you.
    Last edited by westie457; February 24th, 2013 at 08:27 PM. Reason: Original link went to Forum home page

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    Re: Wi-fi for a complete beginner

    In a terminal type
    Code:
    lshw -c network
    That will tell you the model of your Wifi card, with that information it will be easier to find a solution.

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    Re: Wi-fi for a complete beginner

    Quote Originally Posted by tartalo View Post
    In a terminal type
    Code:
    lshw -c network
    That will tell you the model of your Wifi card, with that information it will be easier to find a solution.
    The model is: "netlink bcm57780 gigabit ethernet PCIe" by Broadcom coroporation.

    Thanks for your replies

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    Re: Wi-fi for a complete beginner

    Unfortunately the info you posted is for the ethernet port.

    Could you try again please using the suggestion in my previous post. The link there has been fixed.

    The netinfo.txt file will provide a lot more information for us to help you.

    Thank you.

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