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[ubuntu] Dual boot laptop with wifi problem

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http://ubuntuforums.org – but only on Ubuntu. I have a Compaq Presario set up as dual boot with Windows XP and Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. VDSL modem is upstairs and by itself doesn't have much signal when I try to use the laptop downstairs so have added a Belkin N300 wireless router to provide a good signal in the sitting room. Booting into XP the wifi works perfectly and the little blue wireless switch/light is nicely alight. If I boot straight into Ubuntu the wifi switch appears to be inoperative. However it is possible to switch from XP into Ubuntu and at the same time keep the wifi light shining. BUT there is no wifi (Hardware)