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    USB wireless internet problem

    Hi im completely new to linux and mepis itself. Whilst i do prefer it to other OS, im having difficulties installing the driver for my USB wireless card. Its a Thomson Speedtouch USB device, does anyone have any help they could offer?

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    Blackfooted Penguin daark.child's Avatar
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    Apr 2006
    West Yorks
    You have to find out what chipset the wireless card uses. You can do this by starting a terminal (kmenu -> system -> terminal -> terminal) and entering the command
    /sbin/lspci | grep -i net
    Post back the output.

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    The outcome is.....
    bash: /sbin/lspci: No such file or directory

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quiff14 View Post
    The outcome is.....
    bash: /sbin/lspci: No such file or directory
    You might get it by just entering lspci and looking for a line similar to this

    02:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)

    (all after 'controller:'is my card)

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    Trusted Penguin Dapper Dan's Avatar
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    The Sovereign State of South Carolina
    With the device plugged in, try:
    lsusb -v
    Look through and see if you can find the section about your wireless device. If possible, post it here. Also. is there any other info on the device itself? Like model and version number? That will help determine what chipset you have. Then we can find the best solution to get you going.
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    I am having the same problem with a dlink usb wireless adapter wua-1340
    Worked perfect on puppy with nothing to configure but I want to try mepis and I can't get the thing to come up.

    Totally new to Linux as well!

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