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    Hello, I am thinking about switching my laptop from XP(sp3) to Ubuntu Desktop. However I have heard and noticed that there is a huge lack of supporting drives for my onboard wireless network.

    Is there a way to overcome this without having to get a different wireless network card?


    Thanks, Carl


    P.S. My laptop is a Gateway MX6453 and the hardware in question is:
    Gemtek 802.11b/g Wireless Networking 4311E

    I would be willing to buy a new network card if It could replace my existing one internally.

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    it's easier if you can find what is the chip installed at that gemtek card. usually is a broadcom chip, and if so, try to find broadcom chips for that particular chip model at ubuntu repositories or the official site.

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    hmmm just try

    lscpi

    in your consol and find wireless in the output

    then copy paste the line to google... at the end of that line add: driver

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    try to find broadcom chips for that particular chip model at ubuntu repositories or the official site

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    Try the LiveCD. No muss no fuss. In fact try a few distros LiveCDs.

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