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September 18th, 2011, 05:16 PM

I just installed Ubuntu on an older machine, and there are no wireless networks being detected.

I believe that I have installed the proper drivers. Further, when I run
iwconfig , I get the following output:

lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

ppp0 no wireless extensions.

There is no wlan0. What should I do?

Thank you.

September 18th, 2011, 05:23 PM
Hi, please run these commands and post the results here:

cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a

sudo lshw -C network

lspci -nn | grep -e 0280 -e 0200


rfkill list all

by clicking on new reply and click # and paste the information between the brackets.
Thank you

September 18th, 2011, 08:10 PM
Thanks for the reply...

I actually got it working by installing the drivers via a wired connection and rebooting. Before, I was using a wireless usb card. I am not sure why the new method worked, but it did.

Thanks again for the help.

September 18th, 2011, 08:12 PM
Hi, I am glad you got it working, enjoy ubuntu.
Thank you