Solved Network Wi-Fi adapter card not working

August 23, 2016 at 09:46:09
Specs: Ubuntu 12.04LTS, AMD
I'm using an IBM Think-Pad T23, running Ubuntu 12.04LTS, because this laptop does not come with a built in Wi-Fi transmitter, I'm using a D-Link Air-Plus DWL-650+. This laptop was running Win XP and it was running at it's limits, so a change was needed. Ubuntu was the answer, it works well enough on this laptop, but there is no Wi-Fi networking capablity. Running XP the card worked fine.
Yes, I realize this is anichent technology, but it works well enough for my current needs.
So, has anyone got any ideas to make this Wi-Fi card word and keep this old "war horse" running for a few more years, or until Ubuntu stops supporting 12.04??
Thanks
Mr.Wish

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August 24, 2016 at 02:58:12
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Most likely a driver issue, your current WiFi device probably not supported on Linux/Ubuntu (ie no compatible drivers exist for it).

See these pages:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/W...

https://help.ubuntu.com/stable/ubun...

Essentially, you need to look at various USB WiFi adapters (not cardbus adapters since finding a cardbus that works on Linux distros is even more difficult) until you see one which specifically states is compatible with Ubuntu (check the specifications).

So get on Amazon and start looking - - use the Amazon search tool.

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