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Old 10-16-2011, 11:22 AM   #1
dschild
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Dell E5520 Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Wireless networking


The title pretty much says it. Yes, I'm totally new to ubuntu. So please keep your instructions very detailed.

I installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my Windows 7 64bit Dell E5520 Laptop. When I boot into Ubuntu I'm unable to get wireless networking to work. I think I found that the hardware I'm using is a BCM5761 card. But I could be wrong there.

Could someone please tell me what I need to do to get wireless networking working on this laptop?

Thanks.
 
Old 10-16-2011, 12:09 PM   #2
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try your luck with linux mint instead, it's similar to ubuntu and have wi-fi drivers pre-installed.

4 ways to get wifi working on linux
 
Old 10-16-2011, 01:28 PM   #3
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To check your wireless:
Code:
lspci | grep -i wireless
Then chek out:
http://linuxwireless.org
or
http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/debian-...fi-networking/
and
http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/linux-f...river-chipset/
 
  


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