I'm sure these posts are common ground now but after browsing through them all I've yet to have had my problem solved.

Ok I bought a 2nd hand laptop and took it as an opportunity to install Ubuntu onto it (using 7.04) As far as I can tell it all installed fine but when it comes to using it, everything works but the internet in any form.

I'm mostly connected to the web via a wired network but the laptop also has a wireless card, which won't even detect.

The laptop as I said is second hand and thus is outdated (I'm a poor student ok?) its a Toshiba TE2300 (thats all I know in regards to model), and the most of the hardware is intel including the ethernet.

I'm a noob for the most part so don't expect me to understand everything you sling at me, thanks.