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Newb2Linux
Ok so mind my grammar and spelling to start, next i am new to Ubuntu and linux (Yet it looks good and feel right for me). my problem is understanding what to do with my internet problem, i don't have access to a LAN line just a bunch of wireless connections from school and public places, I have my laptop on the duel bOOt, my laptop has a button by the power to enable/disable the wireless so i guess its built in. i need to find a way to find wireless networks in the area but the wireless button doesn't even turn on (when in linux) and i try to figure it out from internet and network set ups and i try configuring it some how on the windows side but nothing seems to want the button or card to work on linux. so my real question is how can i look for local wireless internet connections or get my button things to work on linux? what do i need to do? what can i do? i really want to continue using linux but i want to use it to its best abilities and i need to be abel to get wireless internet. Thank You i really apreceate any help or any feed back thanks once again
Newb2Linux
Also should mention i have a mac with leopard that i can use wifi with along side my pc with windows/linux if there would be a way to download anything i need through my mac and transfer it using a thumb drive.
michaelk
If you look at the output of the command lspci it will display information that will include the chipset of your wireless adapter. According to the following documentation it is a Broadcom device. You
have a couple of options. You might want to google to find more info.
http://www.linlap.com/wiki/hp-compaq+presario+v2000
http://bcm43xx.berlios.de/
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=185174
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