View Full Version : [ubuntu] Ubuntu 9.10 no wireless connection

May 14th, 2010, 02:36 PM
Hi everyone,
I installed ubuntu 9.10 today and now i am trying to connect to a wireless network, but the network manager doesn't show any wireless connections. I tried searching for the same problem in ubuntu forums, people say that that might be a driver problem, others say that the interfaces file should be edited somehow.

Well, I am a total noob and need some help. Can anyone explain to me how to fix this problem? I don't know any commands for the terminal, so talk to me like to an idiot.



May 14th, 2010, 02:42 PM
Wireless network will work only after you enable the driver. You can connect the CPU on ethernet (wired network) and through System > Administration > Hardware Driver enable the wireless card. The wireless network should work thereafter.

May 15th, 2010, 04:14 PM
Hi again :)
So here is what i did and how far i came to any decision.
1. I made a bootable USB for my netbook with ubuntu 10.04
2. I installed it
3. I made the wired internet connection work(terminal - sudo pppoeconf)
4. I went to System - Administration - Hardware Drivers and tried the two options there:
- Broadcom B43(or something like that)
- Broadcom STA

I still don't even see the icon up there for the internet connection. Now i have the STA driver installed and have no idea how to make the wireless work :(((
Please give me an advise.