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August 25th, 2008, 12:31 AM
I just installed hardy 8.04 on my dell laptop, but am unable to find my wireless network. I have no linux experience and am just diving into this so any help or suggestions are appreciated.

August 25th, 2008, 12:33 AM
have oyu tried the wiki.
this should give a list of supported hardware https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WirelessCardsSupported

silent contender
August 25th, 2008, 01:05 AM
Does Ubuntu recognize you wireless card. Run lspci (someone correct me if I am wrong, I still learning), see if someone help you from there. If it doesn't recognize your card, you may need ndiswrapper and ndisgtk.

August 25th, 2008, 01:10 AM
What model # is your laptop?

August 25th, 2008, 01:11 AM
to save some more post just say all of your laptop and hardware information

August 25th, 2008, 01:12 AM
if you're new to linux 'lspci|grep -i ethernet' might be a more direct way to list detect network cards (wired and wireless) you'll likely have at least two listed, a wired and wireless if that shows a wireless but the command 'ifconfig' only shows one interface probably eth0 then you'll need the proper drivers for your wireless card which is different depending on the model. If that is the case post the output of lspci|grep -i ethernet' and someone here can probably point you in the right direction to install the neccesary drivers/modules

August 25th, 2008, 02:06 AM
What does iwconfig say?