I am having trouble connecting to my wireless network after reinstalling Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop. I used to dual boot 12.04 and windows on this computer and I had no problems with my wireless at that point. My wireless problem started when I removed windows and attempted a fresh install of 12.04 by itself.

Other info:

  • My wired connection is fine
  • I can establish a wireless connection when booting from a usb but not from my hard drive install.



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Do a search for "linux-backports-modules-wireless" in the Ubuntu Software Installer and make sure you select the correct version that matches your OS kernel version by typing "uname -r" on the terminal

f you are still experiencing wireless problems after installing the modules, follow the link below and install the drivers...the site holds instructions on how to do the installation


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