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Cant find any wireless networks

Link to this post 19 Jun 10

If they are both installed according to the hardware driver tool then the device support is available. What exactly is the current issue that you are having with interacting with your wireless card?

Link to this post 20 Jun 10

You may need to install a newer kernel. 2.6.32.xx

Link to this post 21 Jun 10

mfillpot, I don't know what the issue is, only that WiFi doesn't work at all from Linux, even though it works in Windows and ethernet works in Linux.

How do I install a new kernel? Is this liable to be a troublesome process, and will I lose compatibility with already-installed software?

Link to this post 21 Jun 10

By checking for updates and installing all updates it should give you the newest versions of everything including the kernel.

I think the problem has to do with how ubuntu links hardware, it should work, but doesn't. You should report this to the ubuntu developers so they can troubleshoot their processes. The instructions for reporting problems are at

Link to this post 21 Jun 10


Try using " wifi-radar ". If its not available in your repository, download it from some where. It will allow you to select your wireless network, enter WEP key, and switching to network available. More details can be found here:

Best Regards,

Syed Muhammad Shahbaz

Link to this post 22 Jun 10

David, sorry I've been terribly busy and wasn't able to get back to you. Matt is probably right, you probably just need a kernel upgrade. What version of Ubuntu are you running?

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