Wireless Card Driver in Ubuntu

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I have changed from Windows Vista to Ubuntu. But cannot have the Wireless card driver work. How can I resolve the issue and make it work?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #91944

Wireless Card Driver in Ubuntu

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Since you switched the operating system of your computer from windows vista to ubuntu, then that means that the drivers, including the wireless LAN driver was deleted when you formatted the computer and therefore you will need to install the drivers.

  • You will need to go to YaST in ubuntu and locate the device drivers and the update the drivers that are not yet installed on your computer.
  • You can as well choose to download the drivers from the internet and then use commands to install it. So for that you will need to make sure that you get the command for installing that driver too.

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Answered By 562790 points N/A #91946

Wireless Card Driver in Ubuntu

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I’m not sure if shifting from Microsoft Windows Vista to Linux Ubuntu is such a good idea. Maybe your computer can run Linux Ubuntu and it meets all the requirements but it may not be the same with the installed devices like the network card, video card, sound card, and others. Your devices may not be compatible with the new operating system since Linux Ubuntu is not that well used.

You can still check your devices if their drivers have Ubuntu versions. For your Wi-Fi network adapter, since the driver that came with the device is designed for Microsoft Windows, try visiting the manufacturer’s website and check if your adapter has a driver designed for Linux Ubuntu. In a worst case scenario, you may need to go back to Windows Vista in case all your devices don’t have a driver for Ubuntu.

It will be quite expensive, since you need to purchase new hardware, and hard because you need to check each device if it supports Linux Ubuntu. I’m not sure if computer parts and peripherals are now beginning to add support for Ubuntu.

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