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    Connecting to wifi

    I have a ASUS EeePC 1000H. It used to run on Widows Xp, but I formatted the HDD and installed Ubuntu 11.04 desktop version. The installation appeared to be successful, however I cannot connect to wifi. As a first step, I thought I should check whether Ubuntu had recognized the wireless card. Looking here it appears that should be possible - but I cannot find a menu for 'System'. I'd be grateful for advice.

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    Re: Connecting to wifi

    The system settings menu is now located from the far right icon, on the top bar.

    Get a wired connection and choose "Additional Drivers" from that menu.

    If that doesn't work, open a terminal (Ctrl-Alt-T)

    and paste the output of

    Code:
    sudo lshw -C network
    in a new post back here.

    (you will have to type your password after that command. You won't see anything to indicate that you are typing it, don't worry, just type it then press enter.)

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    Re: Connecting to wifi

    Thank you for your prompt response. The icon next to the on-off icon gives me: Chat Accounts, Broadcast Accounts, and About Me.

    Ethernet connection is working fine.

    Ctrl+Alt+T gives:
    Code:
      *-network               
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: AR8121/AR8113/AR8114 Gigabit or Fast Ethernet
           vendor: Atheros Communications
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: b0
           serial: 00:24:8c:27:6e:e8
           size: 100Mbit/s
           capacity: 100Mbit/s
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
           configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=ATL1E driverversion=1.0.0.7-NAPI duplex=full firmware=L1e ip=192.168.0.6 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100Mbit/s
           resources: irq:43 memory:fbfc0000-fbffffff ioport:ec00(size=128)

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    Re: Connecting to wifi

    Hang on, I'm using 11.10 beta.

    Try pressing the windows key

    Then type drivers

    You should get the additional drivers app

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    Re: Connecting to wifi

    'Addtional Drivers' tells me that "There are no proprietary drivers available for this system".

    From another forum, I think I may have the Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adapter (a mate of mine has a similar EeePC - so I'll double check). If so, does this advice look good to you (it was written for Ubuntu 8.10)?

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    Re: Connecting to wifi

    No.

    Never follow out of date instructions unless you know for sure they will work.

    I can't confirm or deny that they will. Wait for some more help.

    I'll move this thread to the networking section. There are some knowledgeable people there.

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