I just installed Ubuntu 8.10 on an old Aspire 3692wmli, and everything works fine except for the WiFi, which doesn't seem to want to connect to anything. I've tried typing iwconfig into a terminal, which told me that the card is there...
But whatever I do, I can't get it to detect any access points It worked fine in Windows this morning, but I've tried installing both Mandriva and Ubuntu linux and neither of them want to pick up any signals.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:""
Mode:Managed Frequency:2.412 GHz Access Point: Not-Associated
Retry min limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr=2352 B
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
I'm a complete beginner, so try not to be too hard on me here; what on earth am I doing wrong, and what in plain, simple, idiot-proof steps do I need to do to fix it?
EDIT: Ah, scratch that; the system update kicked in straight after I posted, and fixed everything. All sorted. Nothing to see here. Please delete this post and save me from my horrendeous noobish embarrassment!