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    Angry cant install wirreles drivers and im tired of it!!!!

    Hi all,i have ubuntu 7.10 i even git the install cd posted to me at home i love the OS but i cant install my wirreles drivers!!!!! i mean its important for me so i can use my laptop (Acer Travelmate 2480) at hotspots. i realy cant install it! im tired of searching and searching PLEASEEEEEEE help meeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Re: cant install wirreles drivers and im tired of it!!!!


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    Re: cant install wirreles drivers and im tired of it!!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by franc33s View Post
    Hi all,i have ubuntu 7.10
    but i cant install my wireless drivers!
    Why not try my step-by-step guide (with expected outputs) (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=756260) to set up your wireless network card? If you run into any problems, post back which step you are stuck at.
    Cheers,PRShah
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    Re: cant install wirreles drivers and im tired of it!!!!

    i just cant understand how to do it i can use my wired ethernet connection at home with no problems. ndiswrapper is so confusesing me. withwindows xp or vista my wirreles works very good cant there be a easy way to make it work in ubuntu 7.10???? whats the point of having a wireles card and you cant use it?????

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    Re: cant install wirreles drivers and im tired of it!!!!

    my adapter is a AR5006EG 802.11 b/g Wireless PCI Express

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    Re: cant install wirreles drivers and im tired of it!!!!

    What I did (incredibly easy) is this:

    1) Goto Synaptec Package Manager
    2) Install ndisgtk (and required packages)
    3) Insert your wifi card (Since it's a PCI-E card skip this)
    4) Insert your wifi card's CDROM
    5) I can't remember where it's located but it's like System->Administration->Windows Wireless Drivers

    With that program your wifi card should show up and you can easily install your wifi card using Windows drivers.

    Hope that helps.

    BTW Why does a B/G wifi card need to be PCI-E?
    Last edited by Jordanwb; May 15th, 2008 at 09:58 PM.

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    Re: cant install wirreles drivers and im tired of it!!!!

    i think i got it working now with ndiswrapper. when i right click my network icon i see enable wirrles. i dont have a hotspot to test it now btw.

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    Re: cant install wirreles drivers and im tired of it!!!!

    i have install the wirreles on my travelmate 2480 it works ok thanks for tha help

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    Re: cant install wirreles drivers and im tired of it!!!!

    If my suggestion worked can you click on the Medal icon on the bottom right of my post.

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