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February 26th, 2012, 01:32 AM
I've decided to ditch windows and go with Ubuntu. I've installed Ubuntu on my Dell laptop (E4300) and it seems like everything works except for WiFi. I tried to look around but i cannot find an instruction on how to do that. m a fairly new Linux user so any help on this topic would be great.

February 26th, 2012, 02:02 AM
Did you try installing one of the "Additional Drivers?" This is probably a Broadcom wireless card that doesn't have an open source driver so an "additional" (non-open) driver must be installed after Ubuntu is done. Search Ubuntu for "additional drivers" and see if one is offered for your wireless card.

February 27th, 2012, 12:33 AM
the option did not appear after i installed the OS

February 27th, 2012, 12:47 AM
Did you check Additional Drivers as described here?


Are you using the latest version of Ubuntu 11.10 or an earlier version?