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I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 to my old computer (a Dell) after XP began to run very slow, and am now trying to install a Edimax EW-7811Un 150 Mbps Wireless 11n Nano Size USB Adapter to connect to my Wifi. When I put the driver disk in, an error message comes up saying it cannot find the autorun program. I am new to using this OS and am entirely lost. How can I get the driver installed? Thanks!

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Does the driver disk contain linux or windows drivers? –  Thomas W. Jul 31 '12 at 17:20
    
It contains linux and windows. I had one that didn't support linux so i specifically bought this one hoping it would work. –  Joe Jul 31 '12 at 17:28
    
That one should work on Ubuntu without installing anything (Realtek chipset). Are you having problems getting wireless to work? –  izx Jul 31 '12 at 21:46
    
Joe, you should add the usual output of lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net to the question. I wouldn't bother with the driver CD, because even if there is a Linux driver, it's probably outdated. That particular device actually has the built in driver, but it doesn't work. You'll, most likely, need to install the river from realtek.com, and for that, we'll need the chipset, or in other words, the output I've asked for. –  mikewhatever Aug 1 '12 at 0:09
    
How do I find the output? –  Joe Aug 1 '12 at 11:31
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