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I have a brand new MSI a6000 notebook. I eventually found a way to connect wirelessly to the internet under windows7. I also downloaded and installed ubuntu 9.10 However I am not well versed in linux. Im trying to connect to a wireless network but cannot figure it out.

 

It is not a hidden network and I think I should see it by default but I cannot. Please help. I am not sure where to begin...

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Ok, a wired connection was no problem of course. Is there some kind of package or repo I need to install to get what I am looking for? Without the wired connection it just said " no connection" and I could choose vpn connections but it did not detect anything there.

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check under system > administration > hardware drivers

 

see if there is a driver listed. if there is, enable/install it.

 

if nothing there, open a terminal (applications > accessories > terminal) and type the following:

 

lspci

then press enter. post the output back here. that will list the hardware in your computer, so we can see what wireless controller is in there.

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When I go to system>administration>hardware drivers, the only thing it brings up is the driver for my video, one of which is installed the other (older one) is not. But that is the only thing it shows, and has an option to close the window and thats about it.

 

Here is the output from lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Host Bridge (rev b1)

00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Memory Controller (rev b1)

00:03.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP79 LPC Bridge (rev b2)

00:03.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Memory Controller (rev b1)

00:03.2 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP79 SMBus (rev b1)

00:03.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Memory Controller (rev b1)

00:03.5 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Co-processor (rev b1)

00:04.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP79 OHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev b1)

00:04.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP79 EHCI USB 2.0 Controller (rev b1)

00:08.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP79 High Definition Audio (rev b1)

00:09.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Bridge (rev b1)

00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation MCP79 Ethernet (rev b1)

00:0b.0 SATA controller: nVidia Corporation MCP79 AHCI Controller (rev b1)

00:10.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge (rev b1)

00:15.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge (rev b1)

00:17.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP79 PCI Express Bridge (rev b1)

02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C79 [GeForce 9200M G] (rev b1)

06:00.0 Network controller: RaLink RT3090 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe

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From what I have read over at Ubuntu Forums, you should install all available updates by wire, then install this package:

 

https://launchpad.net/~markus-tisoft/+archi...u0~ppa1_all.deb

 

Which, as you can see by the name, contains the rt3090-dkms driver for your wifi.

 

Here's the simplest thread I could find with that information:

 

http://swiss.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ighlight=rt3090

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Thanks for the help guys. That did the trick. If I may ask, how did you search for that information? I was looking for a linux driver through Google and trying to search for my wireless card for information. Is it best to search the distro's forums for information like that?

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Thanks for the help guys. That did the trick. If I may ask, how did you search for that information? I was looking for a linux driver through Google and trying to search for my wireless card for information. Is it best to search the distro's forums for information like that?

 

 

man that's great news :tup:

 

 

just stop here and if we don't have all the answers' we can link you to them :)

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