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May 16th, 2008, 05:22 PM
Hello all, thanks in advance for the help.

I've been pouring over previous posts, but can't seem to get my wireless card recognized.

I have a Gateway laptop model ml6721 was running vista, but just can't deal with the windows anymore.

I installed ubuntu, and my wired connection is working, but not the wireless. I have found my driver, and installed it, but when I run iwconfig it just says "no wireless connection". Its a Realtek card and the driver listed is net8187b.inf.

If anyone could point me in the right direction, I would be very thankful.

l0 no wireless extensions

eth0 no wireless extensions

May 16th, 2008, 05:25 PM
net8187b.inf ... was that a windows driver by anychance? always thought *.inf files were...

May 16th, 2008, 05:26 PM
plus have you looked to see the compatibility of your card anda ubuntu?


May 16th, 2008, 06:48 PM
yes, my chipset is listed. So i should be ok.

realtek 8187B

i have followed directions, and installed the driver, but still don't see the card anywhere.