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I am a total newbie on ubuntu (linux).

I had installed three distributions and now i decided for ubuntu. Okay. But on every distribution my wlan adapater doesnt work well. My OS dont recognize the WLAN adapter and there aren't any drivers.

So i decided to search some drivers for Linux.

The WLAN chip is an Intel WiFi 5100AGN.

I found it on http://intellinuxwireless.org/

The Download: http://intellinuxwireless.org/?n=downloads

Now, i have no plan how i could install the tar.gz

I had googled for installation tips but it doesnt function. Could anybody give me some advices for installing this tar.gz?

Thanks! Chris

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UPDATE: Okay now i unpacked the *.ucode Data to lib/firmware/ But the data already exists... So, the driver exists all the time since i have installed the ubuntu os hmmmmmmmmmm And why does Ubuntu do not recognize my WLAN adapter??? Damn! –  Christian Weber Oct 18 '12 at 11:29
    
To put it mildly, Intel's 5100AGN is problematic. I've googled some useful links for you. Hope that helps. –  mikewhatever Oct 18 '12 at 13:05

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Copy your .tar.gz on /home/user (the user is depend on your system settings). Then extract the tar files on that folder. After that, change your directory to that folder. Example if your folder name is Wireless, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) then type this:

sudo cd /home/user/Wireless

Then type this command:

sudo make install

After that, restart your system to connect to the wireless network.

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