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I successfully installed Ubuntu 12.04 lts on my laptop yesterday, but couldn't connect to my home wireless network. It's not encrypted, everything is turned on and works properly in windows 7, rebooting the computer didn't change anything, and resetting the router didn't work. I can connect via ethernet, though. I suspect a driver issue.

This is the first time I've ever worked with Linux, so any help would be appreciated! Thanks.

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1. Have you checked if your wireless LED is lighting in Linux? 2. Please open a console and type in that console: ifconfig 3. Please tell us what you can see there in the "wlan" section. –  Peterling Oct 9 '12 at 20:49
Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! We need more hardware information to help you, can you look at this question and then edit your question adding the information. –  Jorge Castro Oct 9 '12 at 21:42
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