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  1. char[] rager New Member

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    Right now, I am running Mint 9 on Vista through VirtualBox, and my wireless internet is working flawlessly.

    My question is, if I decided to actually install Mint on my hard drive as a separate operating system, should I expect the wireless internet to work by default, or should I expect to experience problems?

    Is VirtualBox using Windows wireless drivers in Mint to make it work?
     
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    Typically when I do a fresh install of ubuntu linux, I find that a quick "check for updates" with a hardwired internet connection will install any wireless driver that I may be missing. So worst case scenario, you may have to manual plug in for a few minutes.
     
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    If Linux Mint doesn't detect your wireless card, you will need to be hard wired til you get the right driver.
     
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    Alright, I will try it out to see if wireless works be default. If not, then I will hard-wire it until I get a working driver.
     
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