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Old 08-02-2010, 12:09 PM
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Just wanting to know if anyone has got wifi to work out the box with ubuntu 10.04? If so what wifi adapter have you used?
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Old 08-02-2010, 02:05 PM
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Wifi works amazingly well on Ubuntu, unless you have a brand new made last month chipset, it will probably work.
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:04 PM
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Had no problem with wifi on my old laptop, but then the drivers have been around a while.
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Old 08-03-2010, 01:30 AM
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I bought an Acer Aspire One at Costco around two months ago, and I bought it as a travel netbook. It has an atom dual core N450 1.66Ghz Atom processor with 1 GB of RAM, 160 GB hard drive, and it came loaded with Windows 7 starter (booo!).

I loaded Ubuntu 10.04 on it, and everything works. I was able to use wifi at the airport and at the hotel.

lspci has the following output for the wireless adapter:
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02:00 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR928X Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) (rev 01)
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Old 08-03-2010, 02:27 AM
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One thing I forgot to mention. If you are unsure if your hardware will work, you can also just try Ubuntu by running if off the CD instead of installing it.
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Old 08-03-2010, 03:20 AM
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Default Ubuntu 10.04 and Wifi ???

Sorry guys should have made myself more clear. If I was to get a wifi adapter, doesn't matter if its pci or usb for my desktop pc, does anyone know what will work out the box. If not what will work with as little headaches as possible. This is for a media pc I have setup, that I will be streaming the content across to a media player device.

I have got a asus laptop thats about two years old and that works fine, not even sure what wifi adapter it has.
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Old 08-03-2010, 06:16 AM
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This might be a good start:
http://www.ubuntuhcl.org/
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To get wifi working on some computers you gotta plug your Ubuntu machine into an ethernet connection then install drivers in the driver manager that pops up.

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Old 08-11-2010, 08:51 PM
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Default Ubuntu 10.04 and Wifi ???

Thanks for your reply's guys. I ended up getting a netgear WG111 v3 which is a usb wireless adapter, which sort of works out of the box. Wireless works fine without encryption. Soon as I try with WPA/WPA2 it doesnt work. Any ideas?
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Thanks for your reply's guys. I ended up getting a netgear WG111 v3 which is a usb wireless adapter, which sort of works out of the box. Wireless works fine without encryption. Soon as I try with WPA/WPA2 it doesnt work. Any ideas?
Try installing "linux-firmware-nonfree" from Synaptic

Ubuntu Software Center, Synaptic Package Manager or run sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree in a terminal.
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