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    wireless card not listed in iwconfig and ifconfig

    I recently installed ubuntu linux on my old compaq presario r4000 and the wirless driver is not listed in iw/ifconfig.When I had Windows installed the wirless worked fine.How do I fix this?Thanks in advanced!

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    Re: wireless card not listed in iwconfig and ifconfig

    There might be a newer way of doing this but your laptop has I believe a broadcom adapter, as a result you will have to install ndis wrapper http://sourceforge.net/apps/mediawik...itle=Main_Page and following that you can install the correct driver.

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    Re: wireless card not listed in iwconfig and ifconfig

    Hi, copy and paste this command in the terminal (ctrl+alt+t) please:
    Code:
    wget -N -t 5 -T 10 http://dl.dropbox.com/u/57264241/wireless_script && chmod +x wireless_script && ./wireless_script
    It will download a script and create a text file in your home folder with wireless information so we can see the condition of your wireless at this time and the Mac address, WPA key and WEP key are removed for your security, then reply back, click on the paper clip and attach the netinfo.txt file.

    Ndiswrpper is almost never needed anymore and should be left as the last resort.
    Thanks

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    Re: wireless card not listed in iwconfig and ifconfig

    Great but what driver do I install?

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    Re: wireless card not listed in iwconfig and ifconfig

    We do not know until you post what I asked for.
    Thanks

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