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#1
Hi guys new to the linux using a fj siemens laptop, cant seem to get wireless to work at all have read a dozen topics on it but im just hoping someone cant point me in the right direction. when i go to wireless connections it shows nothing, and when it goes to windows wireless drivers it also shows nothing, got any pointers guys.
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#2
first of all post output of lspci command
1. go to applications->accessories->terminal
2. enter lspci
3. copy output to text file
4. copy file to usb stick
5. find internet access
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#3
ok what do i do then buddy.
#4
Alot of info comes on that command i type and said the product is- VT6102 [rhine-ii].
#5
if you can see your card name in lspci output then your card is recognized. one more thing. you can go to system->administration->hardware drivers to see if there is any drivers to enable. also this: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1316705
explains how to enable managing your interfaces with network manager


#6
thanks for help- yes its recognized but just wont show up, it wont show up in network connections or anything, and when i type the command iwconfig i just says- lo no wireless extensions
eth0 no wireless extensions and thats all, reading through other sites it says i should have more on typing this but i dont. Tried the hardware drivers to and there was nothing to enable either. I have got my wireless working by using an external network adapter lying around but still curious to know why my internal one wont work, so any other suggestions would be great, thanks for the time.
#7
You gave me a name of your ethernet controller, in other words your wired interface. try lspci | grep Network and see if your card shows. if you also have problems with windows I would assume your card doesn't work at all.


#8
it works normally on windows- when type that command it just says usaGE: GREP [option].... pattern [file]??
#9
you forgot Network at the end
lspci | grep Network


#10
Ya i did, putting in the complete command brings no change????
#11
try sudo ifconfig wlan0 up or ifconfig eth1 up without your external wireless device. that command brings up your wireless interface. if there's any output post it here. if not then try to configure your network.


#12
I have tried to get my wireless to work on all the Ubuntu distros since 9 (and Never got an internet connection). But PC LINUX recognized it and I had no problem at all getting to the net with my wireless laptop.
#13
Originally posted by smg:
I have tried to get my wireless to work on all the Ubuntu distros since 9 (and Never got an internet connection). But PC LINUX recognized it and I had no problem at all getting to the net with my wireless laptop.
so it's a simple matter of whether ubuntu devs have included the driver you need.. usually (debian know how) you need to install some various firmware things to do with various wireless hardware.. 5 minutes on the ubuntu wireless wiki will tell you all you need to know.



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