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lupirius
April 30th, 2010, 09:56 PM
I just installed ubuntu and am really new to this. It seems like my computer isn't recognizing any wireless networks and it only says wireless is disabled. I know that wireless works perfectly on Windows 7 for sure. How can I fix this?

spiky001
April 30th, 2010, 09:59 PM
As you have just installed have you updated yet if not then you need to do that via an eth) cable this might sort out wireless, if not then you need to check if any drivers are availble check hard ware drivers

lupirius
April 30th, 2010, 10:05 PM
I don't know how to update.

As for drivers, it says that I have a Broadcom STA wireless driver. It says that it is activated and currently in use.

spiky001
April 30th, 2010, 10:10 PM
you need to get an internet connection with a lead as your wireless is not working, then go systen administration update manager it will check for any updates

lupirius
April 30th, 2010, 10:12 PM
ok, i did that and my system is up to date.

3177
April 30th, 2010, 10:17 PM
i had the same problem on an acer laptop

what your looking for is under Hardware drivers

there should be 2 options to choose from:
*the free driver(works...like crap)
*the proprietary driver(wasnt able to install, computer froze)

I just use a belkin adapter at the moment

lupirius
April 30th, 2010, 10:22 PM
i have a dell inspiron 1545 if that helps

spiky001
April 30th, 2010, 10:23 PM
type in terminal

ifconfig

then post output

3177
April 30th, 2010, 10:25 PM
i have a dell inspiron 1545 if that helps

no not really
I just have the same wireless card

lupirius
April 30th, 2010, 10:28 PM
Output:


eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:23:ae:3a:e5:f0
inet addr:169.229.82.142 Bcast:169.229.82.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::223:aeff:fe3a:e5f0/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:50342 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:19922 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:35329427 (35.3 MB) TX bytes:2874740 (2.8 MB)
Interrupt:18

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:30 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:30 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:1728 (1.7 KB) TX bytes:1728 (1.7 KB)

spiky001
April 30th, 2010, 10:38 PM
try in terminal

sudo ifconfig wlan0 up

lupirius
April 30th, 2010, 10:51 PM
This is what comes up:


wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device

spiky001
April 30th, 2010, 11:12 PM
looks like you need a driver have a look here

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1305906

3177
April 30th, 2010, 11:51 PM
looks like you need a driver have a look here

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1305906

kinda what I already said(i read the link)

3177
May 14th, 2010, 07:36 PM
any luck?

3177
May 16th, 2010, 03:15 PM
i used the quoted solution on the newest post. works fine again
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1369975