View Full Version : [gnome] geek of the week: wireless hookup beginner

December 28th, 2008, 04:49 PM
Hi everyone,
First of all, I would like to apologize for being the beginner in this forum. I have browsed for the past day and a half trying to figure out how to hook up my Dell Inspiron mini to my wifi (linksys WRT54GV.3) but to no avail. I don't speak "computerese," to a certain extent, so I feel like a dork. I don't even know if this laptop has a wireless card. Yes, that's how pathetic I am. Luckily, I do know how to get the IP address, I just don't know if it's static or not. BTW, I have also been to the Dell website, they are a bunch of weenies in my opinion, but I will give them a second chance if steered in the right direction. Any and all suggestions are welcome. Thanks.:confused:

December 28th, 2008, 05:43 PM
in terminal type

lspci (first letter l, not capital i) this will tell you your wireless card, then go to google search and type:

ubuntuforums.org (name and model of your wireless card)

December 28th, 2008, 05:53 PM
Did find this, you can check it out: :P

December 28th, 2008, 09:01 PM
Thank you for your help.

December 28th, 2008, 09:12 PM
Your welcome, please go to tools and mark this as solved. :P