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Ok im new to Ubuntu(just recieved my order of it today). when i went to install it there was no selection for my D-Link wireless adapter(pci). and i was wondering if there was any drivers out for it. im really hoping theres some sort of wireless support fr this linux distro. Thanks for help in advance.
 

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Chances are the card is already pre-configured and you just need to add the WEP key and do a network wakeup



Can you run "iwconfig" and post the output here?
 

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Aeuzent said:
Can you run "iwconfig" and post the output here?
it dosent work in ither windows or Ubuntu..

also how do i get ubuntu to use the hard drive instead of having to have the cd in all the time when i first boot it up?
 

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Not sure how to do it from the live cd. Any chance you could download the install cd?

And the output of iwconfig would really help me figure out if your card is even visible to the system
 

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Not sure how to do it from the live cd. Any chance you could download the install cd?
im not running the live cd. im running the install. but it seems it needs the cd to contiune to boot up like its the live cd. but its teh cd's from that came from holland(the free ones). :4-dontkno

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And the output of iwconfig would really help me figure out if your card is even visible to the system

how do i go about running this program? :4-dontkno
 

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It sounds like you didn't install Grub on the master boot record. To do a dual boot with linux you really need either Grub or Lilo as your boot loader.


And iwconfig is run in the terminal as root.
 

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Aeuzent said:
It sounds like you didn't install Grub on the master boot record. To do a dual boot with linux you really need either Grub or Lilo as your boot loader.


And iwconfig is run in the terminal as root.
its not a dual boot system........ive got two seperate hard drives that i connect as i please.
 

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its not a dual boot system........ive got two seperate hard drives that i connect as i please.
That seems kinds of ... strange. But either way you need Grub or Lilo. If the linux drive is on cable select or master then once you boot it should head straight into Grub then Ubuntu.
 

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LoneWolf071 said:
just open a bash prompt and type iwconfig...

bash prompt?whats that?

anyways heres the reply i got from "iwconfig":

lo No Wireless Extensions
eth0 same
eth1 same
sit0 same


Aeuzent said:
That seems kinds of ... strange. But either way you need Grub or Lilo. If the linux drive is on cable select or master then once you boot it should head straight into Grub then Ubuntu.

my copy of ubuntu is on its own HDD thats not connected to anything else beside teh Mobo. Dosent ither grub/lilo come with ubuntu?
 

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What model and revision is your card? Some D-Link cards need drivers that might not be included in Ubuntu.
 

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my copy of ubuntu is on its own HDD thats not connected to anything else beside teh Mobo. Dosent ither grub/lilo come with ubuntu?

Yes and it should allow you to boot right in. Maybe you have a problem with the way your system sees the HD.
 

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Maybe you have a problem with the way your system sees the HD.
i dont see why it would. maybe i should just reinstall ubuntu?


anyways the Wireless NIC is a D-Link DWL-G510 revision B i believe.
 

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I think that card uses the Atheros chipset. You need to use the Madwifi driver.
 

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I'd double check the way your HD connects. Is it set as a slave, master or cable select?
as there being no pins its set to master. and the cable is only a Mobo-> master type cable.

also as im still a newb when it comes to ubuntu what exactly am i clicking on?

theres 2004, 2005, BSD, WDS, a .tar file and a .tar.gz file.
 

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The 2004 and 2005 directories just have the versions released those years. If you want the latest driver, you can just download madwifi-cvs-current.tar.gz. To unpack, you just need to run this command in the terminal (after you are in the directory you saved it to)
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tar xzf madwifi-cvs-current.tar.gz

EDIT: Just noticed the page on how to install on Debian: http://www.marlow.dk/site.php/tech/madwifi

More resources at the bottom of http://madwifi.sourceforge.net/
 

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Same problem (wireless card not recognised by ubuntu)

JeremyC said:
bash prompt?whats that?

anyways heres the reply i got from "iwconfig":

lo No Wireless Extensions
eth0 same
eth1 same
sit0 same
iwconfig on my system gives the same output as the one above. Like its not even there.
 

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So then we default back to "ifconfig"

iwconfig should of shown a fully configured wifi card

ifconfig shows all network cards
 

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[email protected]:/home/ubuntu # ifconfig
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 00:40:45:21:9E:0B
inet addr:192.168.1.4 Bcast:192.168.1.255 Mask:255.255.255.0
inet6 addr: fe80::240:45ff:fe21:9e0b/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:37070 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:22651 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:34123996 (32.5 MiB) TX bytes:2505089 (2.3 MiB)
Interrupt:11 Base address:0xd800

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.255.255.255
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:57718 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:57718 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:5236803 (4.9 MiB) TX bytes:5236803 (4.9 MiB)

[email protected]:/home/ubuntu #




That is the result of 'ifconfig'
 
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