I've been setting up Ubuntu on my mother's laptop because the Windows XP system that it came with 5 years ago is grinding to a halt. With a 1.5GHz Celeron M processor it's not exactly a supercomputer but with a fresh new Linux system it can still be a decent, useful computer for several more years.
I went for Lubuntu because it's lightweight and easy to use.
The drivers for the wireless card are included “out of the box” with all recent versions of Ubuntu but there is a hardware RF kill switch that stops the card from being turned on and detected properly. We need to use the modprobe command to load a driver that is capable of interacting with this switch:
sudo modprobe wistron_btns
Loading this module makes the special buttons next to the keyboard operational. Press the wi-fi toggle button and wireless networking should become active.
Now the wireless should work until you next reboot.
If you want the wireless to switch on at system start you need edit the /etc/modules file
sudo nano /etc/modulesand add
wistron_btnsto the bottom of the list. From now on the driver module will be loaded at boot.
I hope this is of use to someone.Information gathered from: http://art.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1336863 http://ubuntu-ky.ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1221226 http://odzangba.wordpress.com/2007/05/15/intel-corporation-prowireless-2200bg-amilo-pro-v2000-ubuntu/ http://www.zwobbl.de/2007/11/05/fsam7400-rfsam-are-obsolete/