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Linuxhelp _ Technical Support _ Wifi help please

Posted by: Meowtopia Nov 19 2016, 08:50 PM

hello yes i need help. i have a windows latitude d610 that is a piece of sh*t that had windows xp before i switched to ubuntu 16.something, and its much much better. One thing i couldnt figure out was that whenever i tried to connect to a wifi network, it would always want the encryption key. as i typed the key/password/whatever in and pressed """enter"""", nothing woud happen. so i say wtf is going on as when it had windows xp wifi worked fine. also the ethernet works perfectly too. Pleask e tell me whats happening an explain as if talking to a 7 year old my tech knowledge is nil. please help thank you.

Posted by: michaelk Nov 21 2016, 04:20 PM

You can verify via the lspci command that your 610 has an Intel 2200 wireless adapter. It uses the ipw2200 which I would think is still included. The output of the ip a command should show all interfaces and if the device is recognized you should see both the wired and wireless adapters.

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