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new Ubuntu user here

I have a dual-boot system with Windows XP and Ubuntu (I don't remember which version exactly, but it's fairly new). I have a wireless network adapter (from Cisco, connected by USB port) that works just great on the Windows side of my system, but I don't know how to get it working on the Ubuntu side. There is no problem with the adapter or the computer (as far as I'm concerned); I'm just not familiar enough with Linux and Ubuntu to get it up and running. Any suggestions?

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please try the answer of Mina Michael, if this does not work please add some more information about the network adapter (model number etc.) – Wouter Dec 10 '13 at 21:29

go to "software & updates" from the ubuntu dash, go to the additional drivers tab (furthest to the right), you should see a disabled driver that should be the one related to your network adapter. Enable it.

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