I installed the latest version of Ubuntu (as of March 14, 2013) on my Dell Latitude D505 after reformatting the hard drive. All available updates have been applied. The system seems to work well. It has internet access when wired to my router, but the wireless does not work.
The wireless did work with the router with Windows so the hardware is OK. I find no hardware switch on the laptop. There is bound to be some software step I need to find.
I know a little about DOS and Windows but am a newbie about Ubuntu. I do not even know how to view the Ubuntu version number. Where do I start to enable the wireless capability and then search for my LAN?
Help will be appreciated. It is probably something simple.
R W White