wireless networking for HP NX5000 running Ubuntu

Asked by James

Does anyone know where I can find a wireless network driver for the built-in wifi card in my (previously) Windows HP NX5000 laptop? I understand that the NX5000 was offered with SUSE 9.1 direct from HP, but it supposedly had a different wireless nic built-in than the Windows model of the same computer.

It is my understanding that there is also a way to use the Windows driver, but I would prefer using a driver written just for Ubuntu/Linux. Any wireless solution using the built-in wireless nic of the NX5000 would be acceptable.

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nhasian (nhasian) said :

to try to get your wifi working go to System → Administration → Software Sources click on the Updates tab, then check the box for Unsupported updates (intrepid-backports). after you've enabled the backports update your ubuntu software from a terminal with the commands:

sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade

you may need to reboot. after that go to System → Administration → Hardware Drivers and enable any restricted drivers you have available.

if that doesnt work, Open a Terminal from the menu Applications → Accessories → Terminal and type:

lshw -C network

then post the output here so we can see what network adaptor you have.

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Mark Rijckenberg (markrijckenberg) said :


First try nhasian's procedure.

If nhasian's solution does not help, please connect your network card to the wireless router using a LAN cable.

Then please follow this procedure:

Step 1: Open Terminal from "Applications->Accessories->

Step 2: Run the following commands (copy-paste each line below to the Terminal then hit <enter> after each line)

sudo iwlist scanning
sudo lshw -C network
lspci -nn
uname -a
dmesg | grep ound
dmesg | grep illswitch

Step 3: Post results (cut/paste terminal output from each command) here



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