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    Help With Wirless Networking

    Hi, I'm very new here so sorry If I'm doing something wrong.

    I recently used the Wubi installer to install 8.04 on my notebook from Vista. I can't seem to connect to my wireless home network, I can connect with a cable with no problems though. When I click on the network connections button in the tool bar, It doesn't display any networks, (other than the wired one). When I boot to disk with 7.10 on an other laptop of mine, it detects the networks just fine, but when I tried booting to disk with 8.04 (on my other laptop), it won't detect any other networks. So I think It might be a problem with 8.04. I already tried the troubleshooting that came with Ubuntu, but it didn't help much.

    Sorry if the information I gave doesn't help much, but I don't know a lot about networking (or linix, for that matter). Can anyone help me or will I just have to stick with Vista?

    Thanks in advance,
    Joe

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    Re: Help With Wirless Networking

    Joe -
    In Vista, go to Device Manager, then post back with the exact description that Vista gives to the wireless network adapter.

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    Re: Help With Wirless Networking

    Under Network Adapters It shows two items:

    Broadcom 440x 10/100 Integrated Controller

    and

    Dell wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card

    Thanks,
    Joe

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    Re: Help With Wirless Networking

    Actually, after installing a few updates Ubuntu said that 'Broadcom B43 wireless driver' needed to be installed, so I did so and now Wireless works.

    Thanks for actually responding to my post and trying to help me.

    Thanks,
    Joe

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