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Connecting to the internet

by jcdavies / September 29, 2009 3:41 AM PDT

Hi theres so I just installed the latest version of Ubuntu to my toshiba laptop. I am using a wirless connection and have no idea on how to connect to it, was hopeing it would just scan like in windows then you can select the connection you want no such luck. Can someone please help


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Too hard for most.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 29, 2009 3:49 AM PDT
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cheers but
by jcdavies / September 29, 2009 5:59 AM PDT

cheers for your help only one of the links seemed to be teh same as what i was looking for and unfortunatly no one answered them

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Here's the deal.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 29, 2009 6:34 AM PDT
In reply to: cheers but

Wifi is a hit or miss item. At least there are thousand of posts about this so I only will point to them. Since there is no easy specific discussion about yours, why not put your laptop up for discussion in the ubuntu forum? Yes I will write that I used NDISWRAPPER but I never duplicate easy to find web content.

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thansk for your help
by jcdavies / September 29, 2009 6:49 AM PDT
In reply to: Here's the deal.

have put it up on the ubuntu forum just have to hope now

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Simple solution from official site!
by GODhack / October 1, 2009 3:35 PM PDT
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wireless connection
by Joliet Eddie / October 16, 2009 1:56 AM PDT

I installed Xubuntu in a bootable flash version on my Toshiba laptop. To get the wireless connection I had to click (right,left...I don't recall...sorry) to get a menu for creating a wireless connection. Fill in the SSID for your wireless signal and, if you have security setup, you'll need to select which security type you're using and enter the code.

Once you set that up the wireless should begin to scan and eventually connect to that signal.

It does NOT automatically scan and find signals to use as does Windows.

I'm new to all this, but did do this just the other day and have been able to have Xubuntu go online via my home wireless.

IF you have a wired internet connection--for instance if you simply use a cable to connect your laptop to the router--Xubuntu should automatically find it and use it. That happens at work for me where I have an extra wired connection handy.

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