I had a little "Intrepid" story last night. It was about 4 o'clock and I thought I was an Hero. I made an upgrade to 8.10 Alpha 4 system. The fact is that I couldn't boot after this. So I gave up and reinstalled Hardy Heron. I had to do the same configurations again. But that's just a a poetic introduction. It suddenly came to my mind to explain like i did in so many threads how to get connected through Windows Wireless Drivers.
- So let's do this in simple steps. Imagine that you have just installed Ubuntu:
- You have to be connected with an wired connection or you have will have to download things apart. (not a big deal)
- Go at System -> Administration -> Software Sources -> Third-Party Software and check every boxes there
- Go at System -> Administration -> Synaptic Packages Manager and search for ndisgtk. Mark that for installation and apply it.
- If you want to know your wireless card you can type
at the terminal. Go at the last line of the ouput where you have the Network controller:. Your wireless card is the "blah blah" next to it. In my case, a Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01). Now you can google that or search for your pc network drivers. (easiest way I think)lspci
- In both cases you will get an .exe file which you can extract at the terminal using the unzip command:
or the cabextract command:cd <dir where the file is>
cd <dir where the file is>
- After this, go here: System -> Administration -> Hardware drivers and check the box there to enable your wireless card which can be restricted.
- At System -> Administration -> Windows Wireless drivers you can add the .inf file located at the folder where you have extracted the .exe file. And if it says "Hardware present: yes" then...
- just reboot you pc and...
Hope this has been helpful...