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linuxhippy
January 7th, 2010, 02:36 AM
I just bought an almost new netbook with the Ubuntu 9.10 netbook remix on it. It's made by System76 and was designed to work with Ubuntu. I downloaded Xubuntu-desktop and wicd and it now has a lot of software on it. It connects to the internet easily with a wired connection, but I cannot get it to find an ip address on my unencrypted home wireless network...it does see my network, though.

I don't see the name of the hardware when I type sudo lspci. How can I find what chipset I have for my wireless device? Any ideas of how to get online wirelessly?

linuxhippy
January 7th, 2010, 11:41 PM
got it working. The ubuntu netbook remix I had did not have dhcpcd installed and this is what was needed. I did this:

sudo aptitude install dhcpcd

Once installed I set the preferences in wicd (which I also installed with aptitude) to use dhcpcd instead of automatic.