I have a toshiba laptop and i want to install linux and use wireless internet?
Question: How can i set up the wireless internet while running linux? Freespire linux or Ubuntu, havent decided which Linux yet.
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well i had an acer travelmate 4600 ubunto didnt work in it i mean if drivers for wireless networking are not found in linux they will be hard to be found on the net. but if you still want linux,i would prefer you to but redhats latest version
What is the model number and installed operating system ? Open net work connections look and see if the wireless is enabled, click enable, at left of window click view all available wireless networks click yours enter password click connect. How To Connect To a Wireless Access Point in Windows 7 http://forevergeeks.com/how-to-connect-t... Troubleshoot network connection problems http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windo...
Download Ubuntu (7.04 just came out), burn the iso to disk and boot it up in your laptop. It doesn't install but will run as a LiveCD. Test the wireless under this method. If it doesn't work then just reboot, removing the LiveCD and you will be back in Windows. No harm no foul. If you find you can get the wireless working, (and there is new wireless managing software in this release) all you need to is click on the "Install Ubuntu" icon on the desktop and away you go. Have fun!
your best bet would be to restore your computer back to day you got it with the original cd from purchase. you can also try . system restore on computer. start button. all programs accessories. system tools system restore go back two days or earlier this worked for me once before , lost everything.
First see what wireless LAN drvers are avialable for a distribution. I use Mandriva Linux in which the drivers are pre packaged.
You have to hit and hold the 'fn' and then hit f8. If reinstalling the drivers doesn't work then your motherboard might be failing. The fact that you were able to install the driver mean that the card is recognized and presumably the board should be working too.
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