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Thread: Supported wireless cards list and procedure to get help.

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    Sep 2006
    Lubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Supported wireless cards list and procedure to get help.

    When troubleshooting wireless it's important that the system is fully updated. Using wired internet access please run
    sudo apt-get update
    sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
    and reboot if necessary.

    If you still have the problem search thoroughly and see if it has alreadly been answered. Chances are more than good that is has.

    If you don't find anything relevant please download and run the wireless script it can be ran by copying and pasting the command below in the terminal (ctrl+alt+t) opens the terminal:
     wget -N -t 5 -T 10 && chmod +x wireless_script && ./wireless_script
    It will download a script and create a file named (wireless-info.txt, or wireless-info.txt.tar.gz)depending on the size of the file and it will be placed in your home folder. The wireless information will help to diagnose your wireless issue, the Mac address, WPA key and WEP key are removed for your security, then reply back, click on the paper clip and attach the (wireless-info.txt, or wireless-info.txt.tar.gz) file as a zip file or using code tags as described in step one below.

    If you do not have ethernet connection then follow the directions at this link for running the script without internet. Maybe you will find the solution by studying the output.

    If the output does not make sense to you it's time to open a new thread. Remember to

    1. post the results of the wireless script in CODE tags and
    2. choose a clear and informative title:

    "Heeelp, wireless doesn't work": No
    "Atheros ABC123 drops connection, Ubuntu 14.04": Yes

    Here is a wiki link to a list of supported Wireless cards, PCI, miniPCI, cardbus, inbuilt, or usb.
    This list is maintained by the Ubuntu community. To edit, please follow these guidelines.
    Last edited by Wild Man; 1 Week Ago at 05:24 PM. Reason: adding the command and directions to run the wireless script


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