mutiny

So Im relatively new to ubuntu. I was running it off the 7.04 disk for a while after vista disintigrated into a turgid self-enveloping mass of start-up screens aptly called the blue-screen of death. my own fault really for switching security software from Mcafuck to avast after a software pirating binge. must have gotten myself a scurvy virus that just sat there waiting for the right moment. mutiny i guess. thats what i get. ubuntu came to the rescue and i could access my files from the disk and get on the internet no problem and all that. Well i installed the 7.04 and went through the upgrades to this hardy heron guy. Now i can only sail the internet if im physically plugged into my desktop's modem. No wireless signal here, and ill be damned if i havent searched for suggestions on how to find a signal. plugged everything in and out and backwards again, network this and that. Another thing, i cant even get below deck to see my files, which im sure are still sitting there idly... smoking a hookah and throwing bones no doubt. So does anyone have any suggestions on where this wireless signal might be hiding, also where my files are. ive search the four corners of my laptop from 'em. argh! 'n thanx etc.-raucous

mutiny

On your laptop, in a terminal, type:lspci (That's an el at the beginning not an eye) . Copy and paste the result here. There should be a line which starts - network adapter...