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November 15th, 2009, 06:45 PM
I just installed Ubuntu 9.10 and I have a Sitecom WL-608 USB Wifi card (the driver is - I guess - rt2870). When I put the card in the USB slot, nothing happens.
From iwconfig I get:

johannes@johannes-laptop:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

Can anybody tell me what I can do that the system at least recognizes the card?

And sorry for any dumb question. I am an Absolute Beginner with capital A.:D

November 15th, 2009, 07:23 PM
Hi I had a similar problem this morning and got it sorted.

Try going to system>administration>hardware drivers

then select one of the standard wireless driver, it may be that it's just not installed.

Select the driver and then click 'activate'

hope it helps, you may have to re boot after the installation