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Howto setup Wireless on Chrome OS

Dec 01, 2009, 21:32 (1 Talkback[s])

[ Thanks to dave for this link. ]

"Chrome OS is clearly based on Ubuntu(if you press Ctrl+Alt+T to open the terminal, you can see the Ubuntu Karmic development branch message) meaning hardware support should be excellent. However, its been heavily stripped down

"For most people, Wifi doesn’t work. Without Wifi, Chrome OS is pretty useless as it relies heavily on “the cloud” for most of its features.

"My laptop uses the Intel 5100 wireless chipset, and I was dismayed that the wireless didn’t work out of the box, as every Linux distribution has supplied drivers with ease. Installing the firmware seemed like it might be difficult at first, as the root file system is read only. However, getting it working only took two seconds, and if Wireless works out of the box for you in Ubuntu Karmic, it’ll also work in Chrome OS."

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