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Wi-Fi does not work in Ubuntu but does work in Windows Vista. In Ubuntu I clicked the Network sign in the top right but Enable Wireless didn't not show up. Then I decided to reinstall Ubuntu, I check on Install Third-Party Program, and there was a Wi-Fi connection and I connected it. Enable Wireless showed up.

But in the midway of the installation, it encountered a problem. Then I tried to reinstall a few more times but there was no Wi-Fi. When I go to network sign in the top right, click edit Connections > Wireless*, it shows the Wi-Fi I have used, but Enable Wireless still does not show up.

Info: computer Dell inspiron 1420

Output of ifconfig -a:

lien@lien-Inspiron-1420:~$ ifconfig -a
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:1e:c9:04:cc:08  
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
          Interrupt:17 

lo        Link encap:LOCAL Loopback  
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:48 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 
          RX bytes:3808 (3.8 KB)  TX bytes:3808 (3.8 KB)

lien@lien-Inspiron-1420:~$
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I use Dell inspiron 1420 by the way. –  Minh Feb 17 '13 at 9:55
    
does your note/computer have wifi turn-on off button ? If yes try to switch button. –  geoh Feb 17 '13 at 10:22
    
No, I don't think so. But the Wifi was fine when I used WinVista. –  Minh Feb 17 '13 at 13:43
    
got idea. look type ifconfig -a in terminal and attach output to your question (i.e. edit it) –  geoh Feb 17 '13 at 13:45
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Somehow I reinstalled and checked on Install Third-Party Program, there was Wifi. Hope that there will be wifi for a while. Thanks geoh –  Minh Feb 18 '13 at 12:35

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Somehow I reinstalled and checked on Install Third-Party Program, there was Wifi. Hope that there will be wifi for a while.

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