Linux Wont Download Drivers For My Wifi Adapter Install Update
Join , subscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles. Linux has come a long way with hardware support, but if you have a wireless card that still does not have native Linux drivers you might be able to get the card working with a Windows driver and ndiswrapper.
Using a Windows driver inside of Linux may also give you faster transfer rates or better encryption support depending on your wireless card. If your wireless card is working, it is not recommended to install the Windows driver just for fun because it could cause a conflict with the native Linux driver. The first thing you need to do is figure out what wireless card you have. There are a couple ways to do this and some involve finding the device chipset and others involve scouring through system logs.
The easiest method is to just look at the device itself, if you have an external wireless card, or search your manufactures website for what wireless card came with your computer, if you have an internal wireless card. If at all possible, you should try to download the bit Windows XP drivers in.
To extract the files, browse to the. Although archive manager can extract both. In the window that opens, click on install new driver and browse to where you extracted the driver. After you select the. It will take a couple minutes to install the driver so be patient while it works.
After the driver is installed the main window will indicate if you selected the right. If you selected the wrong driver the first time you can try installing a different. If none of the. After you get the right driver installed click configure network to open Ubuntu network connections and connect to your wireless network.
If you are still having trouble you may want to check out the ndiswrapper wiki to see if others have had success with the wireless card. The Best Tech Newsletter Anywhere. Join , subscribers and get a daily digest of news, comics, trivia, reviews, and more. Windows Mac iPhone Android. Smarthome Office Security Linux. The Best Tech Newsletter Anywhere Join , subscribers and get a daily digest of news, geek trivia, and our feature articles.
How to get Wifi working in Linux Mint after installation
I had to reinstall the operating system on my Thinkpad laptop and decided to install Linux Mint on it instead of Windows 8 or 10, the operating systems that were previously installed on it. The installation of the Linux distribution wentfine. The laptop booted into the Live Linux Mint environment on boot after connecting the USB Flash Drive to it and making sure that the boot order would pick it up prior to operating systems on the hard drive. The installation went fine and the first boot after it booted right into the Linux Mint desktop after entering the password I used to encrypt the data on the device. I noticed then that the operating system did not pick up any wireless connections even though some were available in the vicinity. The only connection options were wired, and since I was not able to make use of that, I had to find out what was going on. First thing I did was open the Driver Manager to find out if the wireless adapter was installed properly. It displayed that the wireless adapter was not installed and let me know that I needed a wired connection or Linux Mint on USB to install it. I connected the USB drive again, switched from "do not use this device" to the device in question and clicked on apply changes afterwards to install the necessary drivers.