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    Ubuntu can't see my Laptop wireless card


    Currently trying to switch all my computers over to Ubuntu from XP.....

    I've installed Ubuntu on my Laptop & it works. Can surf the net fine if I plug it into my router.

    Ubuntu can't seem to see my wireless card though. I've been through all the help screens included with Ubuntu & they lead to the supposition that the wireless card is switch off. It isn't! It's on & the little green light on my laptop confirms I haven't inadvertently turned it off.

    I guess Ubuntu doesn't have the drivers for it? What can I do.

    Thanks in advance

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    Post the output of lspci.

    Some laptops have wireless card on a USB motherboard address, not PCI, although I think only Toshibas.

    There's a great tutorial in ubuntuforums.org tutorials and tips by weiman01.

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    Don't suppose you could post a link for the tutorial? Can't find it

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    Quote Originally Posted by buccaneere View Post
    Post the output of lspci.

    Some laptops have wireless card on a USB motherboard address, not PCI, although I think only Toshibas.

    There's a great tutorial in ubuntuforums.org tutorials and tips by weiman01.
    I've spend hours looking for this tutorial but can't find it

    I can find one from weiman01 about wireless networking but it's about setting up secuirty rather than finding your wireless card & getting it working.

    The card is a Atheros AR5007EG Wireless Network Adaptor & is built into my Fujitsu Siemens laptop

    Please help!

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    Try here

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...Driver/Atheros

    I'm running Xubuntu on a dual-boot Toshiba laptop. This worked great on my Atheros (ar5007eg) card.


    Bill

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