[ubuntu-uk] 9.04: WiFi now works on Advent 4211 netbook

David M lists2009 at trancepod.netmx.co.uk
Mon May 4 23:49:07 BST 2009


I'd just like to say a particular big "Thank you" to the Ubuntu devs as
the built-in WiFi card on my Advent 4211 netbook is now working, now
that I've upgraded to 9.04.

The WiFi card hadn't been detected in 8.04 or 8.10, and although I'd
tried to follow the instructions on the MSI Wind wiki (the Advent 4211
is a rebranded MSI Wind), I hadn't had any success, and had put this off
as a project to look at again "when I got around to it..". I'm therefore
very pleased that Ubuntu has saved me the effort, and I can now use my
netbook as a proper portable!

Now, if they could just get the webcam working in 9.10, I'd be 100% [1]
sorted! :-)

Thanks again to Ubuntu and any upstream devs for their work..


David.

[1] Bluetooth worked right from the word go, which I was extremely
impressed with at the time, as did synching files with my mobile via
Bluetooth or USB cable. I'm genuinely impressed that the hardware hurdles 
in the way of Linux definitely seem to be getting fewer and fewer.

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