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August 11th, 2009, 02:22 AM
Hello everyone! I am new to ubuntu and am very lost but willing to learn. I have windows xp as my main operating system but i am looking to switch to ubuntu. I have just one problem, my wifi card doesnt seem to work/turn on when i boot into ubuntu! I really do not know how to fix this and any help would be nice! Sorry if i do not understand your advice just try to remember i am NEW! haha thanks everyone.

August 11th, 2009, 02:36 AM
Don't feel intimidated, but ask for explanation if suggestions seem unclear or complex. Although the GUI is more comfortable, sometimes the terminal (AKA command-line-interface, CLI for short) is the easiest way to get information. So open a terminal, enter lshw -C network and paste the results here. If you happen to know the manufacturer of your wifi chip (or even PC/laptop model), you might include it. The goal is to help (and you won't stay new for long...)

August 11th, 2009, 03:07 AM
Alright this is what it gave me.

*-network:0 UNCLAIMED
description: Ethernet controller
product: Marvell W8300 802.11 Adapter
vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
version: 07
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=64
description: Ethernet interface
product: 82801DB PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 8
bus info: pci@0000:02:08.0
logical name: eth0
version: 81
serial: 00:07:e9:c3:1f:8e
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=e100 driverversion=3.5.23-k6-NAPI firmware=N/A ip= latency=64 maxlatency=56 mingnt=8 module=e100 multicast=yes
*-network DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 1
logical name: pan0
serial: 72:73:aa:7b:a4:ea
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A multicast=yes

And I think the Wifi card is a D-link i do not know the model number

again thanks for your time.

August 11th, 2009, 03:18 AM
Alright I believe this is the product I have


DWL-G510 High Speed 2.4GHz (802.11g) Wireless PCI Adapter

August 11th, 2009, 04:45 AM
What does lspci give you?

August 11th, 2009, 04:56 AM
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 01)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE Host-to-AGP Bridge (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller (rev 01)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 MX 440] (rev a3)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. Marvell W8300 802.11 Adapter (rev 07)
02:01.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Live! EMU10k1 (rev 08)
02:01.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Live! Game Port (rev 08)
02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB PRO/100 VE (LOM) Ethernet Controller (rev 81)

August 11th, 2009, 10:01 PM
That card you have is not yet supported by Linux. Just for kicks look in System>Admin>Hardware Drivers. See if you can activate it there.

August 13th, 2009, 06:24 AM
: / alright i tried that and it didnt work

thank you for your help everyone!
Looks like im back to windows XP : / (SAVE ME)

September 22nd, 2009, 09:54 PM
You can simply set it up with ndiswrapper.