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Old 04-12-2011, 03:00 PM   #1
zaljereck
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Dell Inspiron 1545 Wireless Drivers Issue...


Running FC14 newly installed and updated (Clean install).
Having trouble finding drivers that work for my Dell Wireless 1397 802.11g Mini-Card. (At least I'm pretty sure that's what it came with.) I mean, I'm sure generic drivers would work just as well. But I'm stuck finding those as well. I've been trying to Google for them to no avail. However have been curious to see that I'm not the only person having issue with FC14 and wireless nic issues. Is this a common thing with this distro?

All help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks.
Wayne
 
Old 04-12-2011, 06:11 PM   #2
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Hello,

if it is an internal adapter (no USB) please post the output of
Code:
lspci -k | grep -iA5 wire
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Old 04-12-2011, 06:58 PM   #3
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It's a Broadcom. You need the 'wl' module. Don't install 'b43'.
 
Old 04-12-2011, 07:39 PM   #4
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I always ensure I order Dell laptops with the Intel wifi - their firmware support is (now) much better.
Broadcom seem to be heading that way as well, but you need to be (very) current - maybe F15 will support it better when it ships.
 
  


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