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Link to this post 03 Jun 11

Yeah, I downloaded linux a while ago after hearing how great it would be. And it is great! But I can't do much on it because my wireless internet card won't work with it. I think I need a driver, but how do I get one of those without access to the internet while on Ubuntu? It's dual-booted with windows 7 right now though eventually I'd like to just use Linux.

I don't know what other information would be helpful so I'll just throw in some probably irrelevant stuff. It's a gateway desktop with wireless LAN 802.11 b/g/N. Windows 7. AMD Phenom II processor. 810 Quad Core. I don't know what else would even sort of be useless to you linux Gods, but please help if you can.

Link to this post 03 Jun 11

Type "lspci" in a terminal and copy the output of the line that has the word wifi or wireless in it.

This is what mine looks like:
06:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)

We need to know what wireless chip it has before we can recommend a driver.

Link to this post 03 Jun 11

I don't see any line that says wifi or wireless. But I know I have wireless. I have a "network controller" ?

EDIT: I found through windows what it is (I think). Microsoft virtual WiFi miniport Adapter then a device below it is Realtek RTL9190 802.11n Wireless LAN (mini-)PCI NIC

Is there more you need?

Link to this post 03 Jun 11

That should have been what I needed, but, searches aren't giving me any info on the rtl 9190. How about trying again in the terminal, but this time give me the output of:

lspci | grep -i net

lsusb | grep -i net

Just to make sure we're not missing something.

I found one very old thread saying that the rtl9190 uses the rtl8180 drivers, but that was only one hit in all of Googleland. If we don't find anything else in the outputs you give us, then we'll look for the rtl8180 drivers in Ubuntu.

Link to this post 03 Jun 11

The first code, the lspci etc, gave me

03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Marvell technology group ltd. 88E8071 PCI-E gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 16)

05:05.0 network controller: realtek semiconductor co., ltd. Device 8190

The lsusb code didn't give me anything.

Link to this post 03 Jun 11

RTL8180 drivers for ubuntu it is, GoinEasy9 will have to reply with the guide he found for installation.

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