April 1, 2013

Is WIFI and LAN Device driver available for Lenovo G580 Model?

My Laptop is Lenovo 580 ,Core i5(3rd Gen),4 GB RAM,NVIDIA-1 GB. I am installed Ubuntu10.10. But I can not access WIFI and LAN because I have no driver. So pls help me how to get device driver of this model?

At first, I was going to ask you to execute the following command:...

At first, I was going to ask you to execute the following command:


--And report the results back to us so that we could Identify your wifi card. However, looking up your Lenovo G580 at http://www.lenovo.com/products/us/tech-specs/laptop/ideapad/z-series/z580/ , we find that your wireless chipset is Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2200BGN

On this page : http://wiki.debian.org/iwlwifi#supported-wheezy we can use the browser find function on 2200 , your model number. What we find is that it is listed as supported under the new Debian Wheezey distribution; however, NOT under the older Debian Squeeze. (Counter example: I find my intel 5100 listed under both sections.) Your 2200 not being listed under the older Squeeze is important because your 2200 may be too new to be supported on an older distribution like Debian-Squeeze, or possibly Ubuntu 10.10 for that matter.

The above link states that firmware-iwlwifi is the driver package, and explains how to install for Debian. Once installed, evidence of it is shown by the command

locate iwlwifi

Check to see if the module has been loaded:

lsmod | grep iwlwifi

Even if you find evidence of iwlwifi having been installed, it still may not load the drivers -- no relevant lsmod output, new chip not supported. If your 2200 chip set is too new for Ubuntu 10.10 , your best bet is to install a newer versions of Ubuntu, until you find one supporting your wifi.

If you really don't like the newer Ubuntu after geting wifi to work, try installing the xubuntu package. Otherwise, Debian Wheezey is nearly guaranteed to work according to the above link.

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