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November 16, 2016

Acer Aspire 5720 with Linux Mint 18 Sarah Cinnamon


I have installed Linux Mint on other computers with success and enjoyed using it and even set up one for a friend who has been using it to surf the internet for a couple of years, but it has always worked perfectly from installation and I've never had problems with hardware not working before. I installed it onto my daughter's old Acer Aspire 5720 recently, but I cannot get it to connect to the wifi internet. I tried a USB wifi reciever, but this didn't work either. Can anyone help me to get the wifi going on this laptop? I'm very good with Windows PCs, but, unfortunately, don't understand any of the Linux jargon, so your instuctions need to be very detailed and please dont assume I will know how to install drivers etc. I have Virgin Media internet and using the newest router. The laptop has only 80gb of hard drive which is why I had to give up on Windows completely.

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