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I can't connect to any wireless networks and my laptop even doesn't detect any at all. Although when i boot into Windows, my wireless works just fine.

When I mouse over my network icon in the main panel, it says

device not ready firmware missing

I am new to Ubuntu and just installed it yesterday. I've done the additional drivers search in the system settings and there are no drivers left to download. I'm on Ubuntu 11.10 and I would appreciate any help concerning my problem with the wireless connection.

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closed as not a real question by Bruno Pereira Mar 16 '12 at 16:51

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Welcome to Ask Ubuntu! We need more hardware information to help you, can you look at this question and then edit your question adding the information? –  Jorge Castro Dec 11 '11 at 16:18

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When you installed 11.10 did you select to do updates and install additional drivers during the install? If so, try installing without those options checked. I had a lot of issues occur when checking those options. Instead, wait for the system to 1st boot after a plain install, then install the drivers (type "additional hardware" in the dash) and reboot. Then, do updates.

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