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February 4th, 2010, 06:07 PM
Hello everyone, sorry to post this but I have just installed ubuntu from the ubuntu website for my laptop. Its great. Whatever i read or do though i cannot connect wirless to my bt home hub. please help. im not very technical

many thanks

February 4th, 2010, 06:11 PM
Assuming you can connect to the hub using a wire, are you able to check for drivers under System/administration/Hardware Drivers?

Do you know what wifi card the laptop has?

February 4th, 2010, 06:17 PM
hi it says no proprietary drivers are in use on this system. how do i find out about wireless card. sorry to be a pain!

February 4th, 2010, 06:24 PM
It's no pain :)

Type this into a terminal:


February 4th, 2010, 06:26 PM
i found this :

Broadcom Corporation bcm4318 [airforce one 54g] 802.11g
Wirless lan controller (rev 02)
VIA technologies, inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II](rev 78)


February 4th, 2010, 06:31 PM
I think most Broadcom cards are supported. While connected by cable to the router, type this from the command line:

sudo apt-get update

Then go into hardware drivers, any improvement?

Ok, apparently not! Check here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx).

February 4th, 2010, 06:40 PM
it is doing something, i hope it works. I wanted to put this on my netbook also, is it better than xp for netbook (remix)

February 4th, 2010, 06:49 PM
what a legend you are, it works.... thank you

February 4th, 2010, 08:18 PM
Glad it works, but all credit should go to the authors of that guide :)

is it better than xp for netbook

I've never used Windows on a netbook, but Ubuntu netbook remix is supposed to be good!

February 4th, 2010, 10:24 PM
hi there i cannot get netbook to get wirless using the method described for my laptop. please help

February 4th, 2010, 10:36 PM
Hi, you could try installing the backport drivers (you need to be connected to a wired connection) open synaptic package manager and search for "linux-backports-modules-wireless-karmic-generic" without quotes

February 5th, 2010, 10:36 AM
Is it not working for the original laptop, or is this a second one?