turning wireless on ?

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turning wireless on ?

Postby wokko » Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:03

hey guys running sl5.3 lxde on my laptop and wondering if anyone knows how can i get the system to turn on wireless network on booting up
if i put the normal sl gnome/kde live dvd in , it turns the light on for wireless but i cant seem to do it with the lxde version
any ideas
thanks in advance
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Re: turning wireless on ?

Postby joeoden » Sat Aug 21, 2010 7:49

My notebook (hp cq61) has a "AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter I ran the lxde live session and was able to connect so I installed sl5.3 lxde on to a external usb drive and was still able to connect

I then ran the lxde live session on our other notebook (hp c700) it has a Broadcom BCM4311Wireless Network Adapter but I can not connect, I can recall having this problem previously I remember searching for Broadcom wireless with the sabayon firefox search add-on finding a few posts that helped to rectified the problem
I think (can't recall) I added a file to /etc/modprobe.d/

I suggest that run lspci in a root terminal make a note of your Wireless Network Adapter then do a search for your brand name wireless with the sabayon firefox search add-on
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