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I had to reinstall 10.04. It had been working with no problems and then I did something. I decided that reinstall the o/s would be the easiest. It was until I found out I cannot access internet. I am using a Dell Mini 9. I use it primarily for the internet and need to figure out what to do.

Do you think I may need new drivers??

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Do you try to use the wireless, or a wired connection? – txwikinger Aug 23 '10 at 0:41

This problem may occur in wireless internet connection. First connect with wired Internet connection.

In terminal

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

And then , you can try with wireless.

You also need to check

System>Administration>Hardware Drivers

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It most certainly is your wireless which you may need to reinstall..First a little advice.Remove what was working before as it is out of date and reinstall the drivers for your ( I assume you have broadcom wifi - most dells mini 9s do ) broadcom.

It is quite simple and here is how to do it in 4 very easy steps in your terminal.

sudo apt-get purge bcmwl-kernel-source

this removes your old driver

sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source

This will reinstall it using the best set up for your version of Ubuntu

Then the last steps areto switch it on so you do not have to reboot!

sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb wl

sudo modprobe wl 

It will build the driver for you in front of your eyes.

Hope that helps

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This fixed it for me. Thanks. – Cerin Jul 25 '15 at 20:56

You probably need the firmware installed for the wireless card. Start with the b43-fwcutter package.

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