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    Question I realize the magnitude of all the "Can't Connect to Wireless" threads, butttt....

    I am a complete Newbie to this stuff, but I have an HP Pavilion Dv7, and like everyone else who is having problems, I too, cannot connect to the internet through wireless or through a cable. I've done a bit of research and I can see that each computer has its own quirks. I downloaded Ubuntu 11.04 from the "Windows Installer" and partitioned my drive. I know that my ethernet card isn't supported. Please help me.

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    Re: I realize the magnitude of all the "Can't Connect to Wireless" threads, butttt...

    Also, i have a realtek card.

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    Re: I realize the magnitude of all the "Can't Connect to Wireless" threads, butttt...

    Well, you need to give some information.

    Press Ctrl-Alt-T to open a terminal and type

    Code:
    sudo lshw -C network
    Then post the resulting gobbldygook back here

    **note** you will have to type your password which you will not see as you type.

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    Re: I realize the magnitude of all the "Can't Connect to Wireless" threads, butttt...

    Code:
    *-network               
           description: Network controller
           product: BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
           vendor: Broadcom Corporation
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:02:00.0
           version: 01
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
           configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=0
           resources: irq:16 memory:d9000000-d9003fff
      *-network
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
           vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
           physical id: 0
           bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: 02
           serial: 00:26:9e:15:32:14
           size: 10Mbit/s
           capacity: 1Gbit/s
           width: 64 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
           configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half firmware=N/A latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
           resources: irq:46 ioport:5000(size=256) memory:d1010000-d1010fff memory:d1000000-d100ffff memory:d1020000-d102ffff
      *-network DISABLED
           description: Wireless interface
           physical id: 1
           logical name: wlan0
           serial: 0c:60:76:40:69:c3
           capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=b43 driverversion=3.0.0-12-generic firmware=N/A link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg
    Last edited by Nomad5150; February 29th, 2012 at 12:11 AM.

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    Re: I realize the magnitude of all the "Can't Connect to Wireless" threads, butttt...

    You actually have a broadcom wireless card


    product: Bcm4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY


    You should be able to find what you need in post 3 of this thread

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1932922

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    Re: I realize the magnitude of all the "Can't Connect to Wireless" threads, butttt...

    Awesome! Thank you. I'll try these methods out tonight.

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    Post Re: I realize the magnitude of all the "Can't Connect to Wireless" threads, butttt...

    Also, your Ethernet card can be made to work by installing a good, working driver, too.

    Download driver r8168 version 8.028. It is pretty easy to find via Google.

    Make sure you have packages build-essential and linux-headers-<your kernel version> installed on your system.

    cd to the r8168-8.028.00 directory and run "sudo ./autorun.sh"

    Your Ethernet connection should come up. Sometimes it helps to blacklist the r8169 driver.

    Tim
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    Re: I realize the magnitude of all the "Can't Connect to Wireless" threads, butttt...

    Quote Originally Posted by Nomad5150 View Post
    Awesome! Thank you. I'll try these methods out tonight.


    Sorry, I didn't notice that you don't have ethernet either--you will need to get the wired connection working first since you will have to download the wireless drivers so do Ratcheer's suggestions first.

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    Re: I realize the magnitude of all the "Can't Connect to Wireless" threads, butttt...

    Quote Originally Posted by bkratz View Post
    Sorry, I didn't notice that you don't have ethernet either--you will need to get the wired connection working first since you will have to download the wireless drivers so do Ratcheer's suggestions first.
    He needs to download the driver for Ethernet card, too. I hope he has sneakernet.

    Tim
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    Re: I realize the magnitude of all the "Can't Connect to Wireless" threads, butttt...

    I guess I have 11.10 not 11.04. I also tried to download the packages and the linux header but probably did the wrong one or don't know how. Ill figure it out on the weekend I guess. Thanks though

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