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Old 11-19-2006, 03:29 PM   #1
virgo59
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Question How to activate Wireless (Broadcom) on Amilo D1840 with Ubuntu 6.10


Can anyone please help me.

I don't know how to activate the wireless network on my FujitsuSiemens Amilo D1840.
I have installed Ubuntu 6.10, and completly new to Linux.

Regards from Norway
 
Old 11-19-2006, 04:59 PM   #2
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Hello and welcome to Ubuntu! It is my opinion that Ubuntu is the easiest Linux for a beginner to use, so I think you've made a good choice. Getting wireless networking to work, however, is sort of a black art. The best reference I can show to you is:

http: //ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=25683

This deals with Broadcom cards with Ubuntu specifically.

Note: before you start, you need to get the latest ndiswrapper, as Ubuntu 6.10 ships with an older version that does not work with the shipped kernel. Open a terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-utils-1.8

This will update your system and get you ready to go!
 
Old 11-23-2006, 02:55 PM   #3
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Hello and welcome to Ubuntu! It is my opinion that Ubuntu is the easiest Linux for a beginner to use, so I think you've made a good choice. Getting wireless networking to work, however, is sort of a black art. The best reference I can show to you is:

http: //ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=25683

This deals with Broadcom cards with Ubuntu specifically.

Note: before you start, you need to get the latest ndiswrapper, as Ubuntu 6.10 ships with an older version that does not work with the shipped kernel. Open a terminal and type:

sudo apt-get install ndiswrapper-utils-1.8

This will update your system and get you ready to go!
Thank u... I will try this
 
Old 11-29-2006, 11:18 AM   #4
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Hi

I also just recently started testing Ubuntu. And I too have an Amilo D 1840 and I got my wireless network working without problems directly after a fresh install of Ubuntu 6.10.
From what I can remember all I did was enter System/Administration/Networking. There I could just mark a box to activate the wireless network. I could also go to properties and where I was able to enter the ESSID of my network. After that it worked flawlessly!

This worked for me I hope it will for you too!
 
  


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