I have Ubuntu 11.10 dual-booting with Windows 7 on here. I have to be on wired internet if in Ubuntu but Windows 7 works fine with the wifi. I am new to Ubuntu, but feel comfortable and actually enjoy using terminal. I don't know what the problem is and don't know how to get information about it. Please help the noob to linux!!!
closed as too localized by fossfreedom♦ Mar 10 '12 at 15:34
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There are so many reasons why wifi might not work - but fortunately most of them are not a problem most of the time! If you can provide a little more info it will help others to diagnose your problem. For example, I had a similar problem which I posed on a different forum here http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1893823
To produce the same information, please open a terminal and type the commands
sudo lshw |grep -i wireless
and post the results here. Otherwise, you can also try searching this forum http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=336 in case someone has already given a similar problem its solution.