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Old 04-28-2015, 02:27 PM
GertieSue GertieSue is offline
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linux does not recognise wireless router in house

I have an older XP. The hard drive died and I put a new one in. Since Linux was free, I installed it on that computer as THE operating system. My problem is that Linux does not recognize my wireless. I went to the Linux site and the information given to me was hard to follow since the person helping me assumed that I knew what he was talking about. I can replace hardware, update programs, fix minor problems but can't seem to get this. The system is 32 bit Ubuntu 13.10. I took it to a computer repair place and the computer had no problem finding the wireless there. I have the wireless info text on the screen of the Linux computer, right now, so if you need any info from that, just ask.
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Old 04-28-2015, 11:16 PM
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Wireless

Do you have a wireless network card in the computer?
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Old 04-29-2015, 08:19 AM
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Don't know, but my other laptop and other peoples devices don't have a problem connecting.
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Old 04-29-2015, 06:36 PM
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The computer will need to have a wireless adapter installed to connect to a wireless network. If the computer is a desktop, I will bet you do not have a wireless adapter. What does your wireless info text say.
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Old 04-29-2015, 11:04 PM
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I have an older XP. The hard drive died and I put a new one in. Since Linux was free, I installed it on that computer as THE operating system. My problem is that Linux does not recognize my wireless. I went to the Linux site and the information given to me was hard to follow since the person helping me assumed that I knew what he was talking about. I can replace hardware, update programs, fix minor problems but can't seem to get this. The system is 32 bit Ubuntu 13.10. I took it to a computer repair place and the computer had no problem finding the wireless there. I have the wireless info text on the screen of the Linux computer, right now, so if you need any info from that, just ask.
If the computer connected to the wireless at the repair shop, it must have a wireless connector. What does the wireless info text say? If you give us that, we may be able to give you the proper instructions to connect.
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Old 05-04-2015, 08:21 PM
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The computer connected to wireless in my house before I replaced the hard drive. I can't figure out how to save the wireless info text on the Linux computer to a stick. If I can do that I'll post the whole page so you can read it. Until I can figure that out, I'll type it here.

Linux compaq 3.11.0-12-generic #19-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 9 16:12:00 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux

***** lsb_release *****


Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 13.10
Release: 13.10
Codename: saucy

***** lspci*****

06:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company BCM4311 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [103c:1363] Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
08:08.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation PRO/100 VE Network Connection [8086:1092] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30a5]
Kernel driver in use: e100

***** lsub *****

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 04f3:02f4 Elan Microelectronics Corp. 2.4G Cordless Mouse
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 hub

Is this what you need?
There is more info, I just don't what all you need to see
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Old 05-04-2015, 11:04 PM
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The computer connected to wireless in my house before I replaced the hard drive. I can't figure out how to save the wireless info text on the Linux computer to a stick. If I can do that I'll post the whole page so you can read it. Until I can figure that out, I'll type it here.

Linux compaq 3.11.0-12-generic #19-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 9 16:12:00 UTC 2013 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux

***** lsb_release *****


Distributor ID: Ubuntu
Description: Ubuntu 13.10
Release: 13.10
Codename: saucy

***** lspci*****

06:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company BCM4311 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [103c:1363] Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
08:08.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Intel Corporation PRO/100 VE Network Connection [8086:1092] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:30a5]
Kernel driver in use: e100

***** lsub *****

Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 002: ID 04f3:02f4 Elan Microelectronics Corp. 2.4G Cordless Mouse
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 hub

Is this what you need?
There is more info, I just don't what all you need to see
I'm sorry, I am not that technical and I don't have a clue as to what all that is. I hope someone else can help you, I can't.
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Old 05-05-2015, 09:09 AM
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Do you have a wireless icon showing in your task bar?
Type ifconfig in terminal and tell me what it says.
Just a thought is the switch off for your wireless?
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Old 05-05-2015, 06:58 PM
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I have a button for the wireless but it doesn't light up so I don't know if it's on or off. And for the life of me, I can't remember how to get to a terminal. I know I'm going to feel really dumb when you tell me, because I've done it before, but right now its a blank to me
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Old 05-05-2015, 09:13 PM
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Ctrl+Alt+T will open terminal
It works like dos in windows
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