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I am running 12.04 LTS alongside Windows 7. When I boot into Ubuntu, it says that there is no firmware for a wireless network, and it shows "no wireless network" and I can't connect to the Internet. When I boot into Windows, it works fine.

How can I get it to work because I obviously need to be able to connect to the Internet for Ubuntu to be useful?

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You didn't specify what device it is for, but generally speaking, you should try these things first:

The drivers and/or firmware aren't shipped with Ubuntu by default due to licensing issues.

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