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I have recently installed Ubuntu 10.04, however I am having trouble getting wireless to work. Ubuntu says that wireless is disabled, and I am unable to enable it. I have tried Administration > Hardware Drivers however the only drivers listed are Nivida graphics ones.

I am unsure what to do as I do not think the process is the same as searching for drivers for a windows machine.

Any advice appreciated.

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Please give hardware details. At a minimum, the output of the lspci command in a terminal. – Ryan Thompson Jul 4 '10 at 21:33
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02) 03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01) Above are the appropriate bits. – woaddoa Jul 4 '10 at 21:38

ubuntu 10 has a neat 'feature' where a lot of the wifi drivers that work on the Live Cd don't get installed.

The easiest way, if you can, is to connect with a cable and let it update the drivers from the ubuntu site.

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