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Old 30. Dec 2010, 12:02 AM   #31 (permalink)
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All I can say is that with an earlier version of Ubuntu, I had the same issues you've had with a wireless card. However, with both Peppermint and Mint, I was able to get the wireless card to work fairly easily. In both cases, I tried the LiveCD but connected to my dsl modem via ethernet. While there, I updated hardware drivers and found the B43 driver and updated it. Once completed, I was able to "connect to a hidden wireless network" by typing in my SSID and password. It continued to work after disconnecting from my ethernet.

Only then, did I make the decision to actually install the OS. Again, in both cases, I followed the above steps and was up and running within 5-10 minutes.

I now double-boot with Peppermint and Mint on a laptop. Peppermint is actually faster and a little more responsive. However, I find it more difficult to navigate. Mint seems more intuitive or at least for me, more "windows-like". I find it easier to adjust preferences, settings, themes, etc. in Mint.

Just my $.02.

P.S. Do I see myself ever getting rid of my Windows-based (Window 7) desktop machine and moving over to Linux? No. Why? Because I'm a gamer and most of the games I play cannot be played in Linux.
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Old 31. Dec 2010, 03:27 PM   #32 (permalink)
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@bibzgi, I have the latest wireless mini card from Dell already installed but thanks for your suggestion.
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Old 31. Dec 2010, 03:35 PM   #33 (permalink)
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@kendall, i have tried putting my SSID and password under the Network settings but it has never worked on my LT.

On my DT which has an external USB wifi adaptor I connect without any problems to my router; I have Macbuntu and XP as a dual boot and I am very happy with them both.

PS Thanks for your 2 cents!
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Old 01. Jan 2011, 04:00 AM   #34 (permalink)
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Hi Torresmagnifico,
Did you get any wireless indications, such as the routers of your neighbors or the open public internet spots?

Did your Mint at least get internet connection when your Dell Inspiron laptop was hardwired to your Siemens router?
No to the former and yes to the latter!

This is New Years day so apologies for my incoherent reply; Fullers Pride, Sambuca and Port have taken their toll!!
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