November 13, 2011

After Linux 10 Mint install can't connect to the Internet, laptop has wireless card, any suggestions?

Installed L10 mint on dell insperion which has windows running on it, and after install I can't seem to get the internet connection to work. when I boot in windows my wireless card works fine. I am new to the Linux environment.

I don't currently have Linux Mint installed natively, but on the menu bar on...

I don't currently have Linux Mint installed natively, but on the menu bar on the right hand side there should be a networking button. When you click on that, does it detect any available wireless networks at all?

It could be that you'll how to install some proprietary drivers in order to get the wireless to work. This video pretty much shows you what you have to do: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UP9DpIEzg4U

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