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Ubuntu WIFI not working
« on: September 07, 2012, 05:35:42 pm »
Hi,

I have a dual-boot Win Vista/Ubuntu Dell Inspiron setup.  At present I cannot get any
wifi access; I have no issues in Windows Vista.

Any ideas:   :(

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Re: Ubuntu WIFI not working
« Reply #1 on: September 07, 2012, 06:13:09 pm »
Hi aforbes, and welcome to the forum :)

Can you open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run this command:
sudo lshw -C network
Then post the output back here.

Be aware .. Linux Commands ARE case sensitive .. and that command will ask for your password, when you enter it nothing will be echoed to screen (not even *****) but it is going in, just type your password and hit enter.

Can you run:
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lspci -vnn
and post the output.

Obviously it would be easier to have your Inspiron connected to your router by an ethernet cable whilst you do this .. then you can cut/paste directly from the terminal :)

It may also help if you mention the exact model of Inspiron (probably on a sticker on the bottom), so we can look up the spec if necessary.
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Re: Ubuntu WIFI not working
« Reply #2 on: September 07, 2012, 08:41:03 pm »
Hi,

I did as you suggested and entered sudo lshw -C network.
The reply was: sudo: Ishw: Command not Found.

:)

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Re: Ubuntu WIFI not working
« Reply #3 on: September 07, 2012, 08:43:40 pm »
That's a lower case L not an I :)

lshw stands for list hardware

lspci stands for list PCI devices

You can copy/paste commands from here to the terminal if you need to ;)
« Last Edit: September 07, 2012, 08:47:17 pm by Mark Greaves (PCNetSpec) »
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