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    Just installed Ubuntu

    ...on an old laptop. How do I connect to my wireless router? I'm connected through an ethernet cable right now. I like the setup (especially for a free download). Where do I go from here?



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    Re: Just installed Ubuntu

    Not sure because I basically have just done the same thing on an old IBM T21 Thinkpad Laptop that I plan to sell soon that doesn't have a wireless NIC. First time I have ever tried messing with a Linux OS and while I am impressed with how well it runs on minimal and outdated hardware I just don't like not having some of the same features I am used to with Windows.


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    Re: Just installed Ubuntu

    You should just be able to connect by clicking on network connections.



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    Re: Just installed Ubuntu

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/WiFiHowTo

    This might be a good place to start - especially if you start by checking your wireless card for compatibility.

    Even if your card is nonsupported, you can still use it by putting a "wrapper" program around it (the name escapes me for now)


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    Re: Just installed Ubuntu

    SourceForge.net: ndiswrapper

    NDISWrapper -
    Many vendors do not release specifications of the hardware or provide a Linux driver for their wireless network cards. This project implements Windows kernel API and NDIS (Network Driver Interface Specification) API within Linux kernel. A Windows driver for wireless network card is then linked to this implementation so that the driver runs natively, as though it is in Windows, without binary emulation.
    With ndiswrapper, most miniPCI (builtin), PCI, PCMCIA (Cardbus only) or USB wireless network cards work in Linux with x86 or x86-64. Although ndiswrapper is intended for wireless network cards, other devices are known to work: e.g., ethernet cards, USB to serial port device, home phone network device etc.


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