View Full Version : New Linux user - wifi woes

August 5th, 2008, 07:48 AM
Hi Folks,

I live in Herefordshire and am experimenting with Ubuntu....

I'm totally new to Linux and have managed to setup Ubuntu as a dual boot on my new Toshiba Equium A300D laptop.

Unfortunately, Ubuntu doesn't appear to have native support for my Realtek 8187B wi-fi device.

I've searched around on the net about how to get it to work, but frankly I don't understand the solutions what with being totally new to Linux.

Would some kind soul be able to guide me step-by-step noddy guide style to get my laptop running Ubuntu on wireless, please ?

I have installed Ubuntu as I want to learn how to use Linux, but I was hoping that when running it I'd be able to refer to T'internet for reference and support.

Any help would be greatl appreciated.



August 5th, 2008, 01:50 PM
Here are some links to the WiFi sections of Help:


Also I found this useful when I started:

If you don't solve it here, you could post in the Absolute Beginners section, where more people will see your post.

Good luck!

August 5th, 2008, 02:23 PM
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