Solved How do I get to access the internet through Linux using wifi

Dell Inspiron laptop / intel pentium pro...
July 8, 2015 at 06:43:57
Specs: Linux Zorin OS9, T2050@1.60GHZ
Just installed this system ,and I am trying to access the internet using wifi. It is all new to me and a bit problematic.

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July 8, 2015 at 14:25:10
Zorin is based on Ubuntu and should be pretty straight forward. Click on the wifi icon, select your router, enter password, and voila. I'll post a video for you.

With SUSE, I had a little trouble also, but I hooked my laptop via the Ethernet cable, downloaded some updates, and then setup my wireless network. Ubuntu based Distros (Ubuntu, Mint, Zorin, etc..) should work right after installation and are usually not too terribly difficult to setup wifi: there is a lot of support in the Ubuntu forums.

Adding WiFi drivers in linux:

Don C

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July 8, 2015 at 18:53:01
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It depends on your wireless chip. If it's a Broadcom, you're going to have problems. You may have to connect the computer to the router using an ethernet cable so that you can download the drivers, or you may have to use the command line.

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July 9, 2015 at 17:20:48
+1. My WiFi adapter on my HP is a Broadcom which is why I had troubles before downloading updates via the Ethernet cable hooked up to the router. You may also want to try Linux Mint. Linux Mint worked with my WiFi right out of the box. Other distros, like SUSE take a little tweaking.

Don C

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