Ubuntu – Dell Inspiron Wifi off


I installed a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.10 and this is my first Ubuntu install. I have a Dell Inspiron 6400 and my wifi is turned off and cant seem to switch it on. I searched a lot on it but can only find answers for Ubuntu 12.04 🙁 can someone help me please? Thanks in advance

Best Answer

I have the same problem and this was printed:

lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

The main problem was that I didn't check the "Install third party stuff" when my Ubuntu was installing. So I ran the following command:

sudo software-properties-gtk

Went to Additional Drivers tab and checked to use any proprietary driver I want.

Source: http://www.upubuntu.com/2012/10/to-do-list-after-new-installation-of.html