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Wireless not working on Live USB

asked 2011-12-27 02:10:18 -0500

sombranegra79 gravatar image

updated 2011-12-27 02:11:48 -0500

I'm testing out Fedora 16 (GNOME) on a Samsung N150 Plus netbook (32-bit) using a live USB. While I can access the internet via a wired connection, the wireless doesn't appear to be working: the left-hand column under "Network Settings" shows "wired" and "network proxy", but does not have "wireless". I can use wireless on both the existing Ubuntu 11.10 OS and live images for other Ubuntu variants, but not with Fedora 16 or Debian 6.0 Squeeze. Anyone know what's wrong with my computer?

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answered 2011-12-27 11:16:05 -0500

hhlp gravatar image

Check out this page for some handy commands to help investigate a wireless connection that is not working correctly

http://fedoramobile.org/Members/MrHappy/troubleshooting

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answered 2012-01-02 08:52:32 -0500

enlitenko gravatar image

Propably you need a driver for the network card, and that is easiest done when fedora is installed. If you want a "fully" working live-cd, try Ubuntu.

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