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I tried a 10.10 Live CD and a pop-up directed me to install a proprietary driver for my wifi card before I could browse. However, my only means for internet access is through my school's wireless access point. What do I do now, since I can't install the driver for the card, and the same card doesn't allow me to connect to the wireless network? This is an Intel wireless card.

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If you know which package you need (probably firmware-iwlwifi) you can download and install it seperately.

You mention the use of the live cd, so what exactly are you after?

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Trying my hands on ubuntu before the 11.04 is released. I'm a new windows migrant –  Mysterio Mar 25 '11 at 23:06
    
I wouldn't bother too much with getting it installed in some live environment (unless you run from a usb stick and you can permanently install extra packages). If you are preparing for a linux intstall and want to check for device drivers, open a terminal from your live session, and run the command lspci -n, then past the output lines on this site kmuto.jp/debian/hcl , it will verify your pci devices so you have an idea if your hardware is supported. –  steabert Mar 25 '11 at 23:13

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