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    Wireless Drivers

    I just put Ubuntu on my laptop and i cant connect to any wireless networks. They dont even show under the terminal when i type iwlist scan. I believe it to be missing drivers. Any ideas?
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    Re: Wireless Drivers

    First we need to know what kind of wireless card you have. What are the results of the following commands?
    Code:
    lshw -C network
    lspci

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    Re: Wireless Drivers

    Here ya go..............

    Code:
     *-network UNCLAIMED     
           description: Network controller
           product: AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express)
           vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0
           version: 01
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: bus_master cap_list
           configuration: latency=0
      *-network
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller
           vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:0a:00.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: 02
           serial: 00:1e:ec:fd:1c:62
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI latency=0 module=r8169 multicast=yes
      *-network DISABLED
           description: Ethernet interface
           physical id: 1
           logical name: pan0
           serial: ce:40:39:d5:96:79
           capabilities: ethernet physical
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A multicast=yes
    
    
    
    
    
    
    
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 Host Bridge
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 9602
    00:04.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0)
    00:05.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 1)
    00:06.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 2)
    00:07.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 3)
    00:11.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
    00:12.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
    00:12.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700 USB OHCI1 Controller
    00:12.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
    00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
    00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700 USB OHCI1 Controller
    00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
    00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 3a)
    00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 IDE Controller
    00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
    00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 LPC host controller
    00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h HyperTransport Configuration (rev 40)
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Address Map
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h DRAM Controller
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Miscellaneous Control
    00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Link Control
    01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS780M/RS780MN [Radeon HD 3200 Graphics]
    01:05.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RS780 Azalia controller
    08:00.0 System peripheral: JMicron Technologies, Inc. SD/MMC Host Controller
    08:00.2 SD Host controller: JMicron Technologies, Inc. Standard SD Host Controller
    08:00.3 System peripheral: JMicron Technologies, Inc. MS Host Controller
    08:00.4 System peripheral: JMicron Technologies, Inc. xD Host Controller
    09:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
    0a:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)
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    Re: Wireless Drivers

    Well i got it. I was missing the drivers it turns out. For future reference i found them HERE

    -Thanks for the reply though,
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