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Noobie needs wifi on pc

Link to this post 03 Mar 12

I just got Mint 12 installed on an old computer with a new hard drive that had no operating system on it. What I need now is a way to access the internet via wifi. Is there something that I need to download to do this or if not what are my options? In case you're wondering I am not that knowledgeable about computers so please use layman's terms and try and be patient with me. Let's face it I will probably have a thousand questions about a lot of things.

Link to this post 04 Mar 12

This is what I came up with does it help?
richard@richard-SX2803 ~ $ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset DRAM Controller (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation 4 Series Chipset Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82567V-2 Gigabit Network Connection
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5
00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controller
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) PCI Express Root Port 1
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 90)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801JIB (ICH10) LPC Interface Controller
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) SATA AHCI Controller
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) SMBus Controller
01:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6315 Series Firewire Controller
richard@richard-SX2803 ~ $

Link to this post 05 Mar 12

If you don't have a WiFi card, you can purchase an inexpensive one like linksys. These cards are very well supported.

Link to this post 05 Mar 12

Ok it seems I was wrong about having a wifi card. Looks like it's time to go to town and buy one. I'm not that sharp when it comes to computers I appreciate the help.
Thanks guys

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