View Full Version : [ubuntu] Newbie trying to go wifi

August 7th, 2008, 04:58 PM
Hi there, as you can see im fairly new to this stuff and well I am trying to wifi with my router but its clearly not working out... it seems that ubuntu doesn't recognize that i even have a wireless card. (at least when i click on the network settings it doesn't).

I've searched around a lot and not quite sure whats what cause there's alot of talk about trying to get wifi so heres what i've done.

i typed in

lshw -class network

and it came out with all of this stuff..

WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
PCI (sysfs)

*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Ethernet controller
product: RTL-8185 IEEE 802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
physical id: a
bus info: pci@0000:01:0a.0
version: 20
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=64 maxlatency=64 mingnt=32
description: Ethernet interface
product: 88E8055 PCI-E Gigabit Ethernet Controller
vendor: Marvell Technology Group Ltd.
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 12
serial: 00:03:25:2a:9e:80
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=sky2 driverversion=1.20 firmware=N/A ip= latency=0 module=sky2 multicast=yes

I'm assuming the first is my wireless card info, but i just can't seem to figure out how to get it to work..


thank you

August 8th, 2008, 06:17 AM
you were right in figuring out which one is your wireless card. Lets follow this guide together: http://www.willdaniels.co.uk/articles/10-howto/15-rtl8180-hardy

Try to get as far as you can and when/if you get stuck just tell us on what command and show us what errors you got.