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Old 08-23-2012, 10:23 PM   #1
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Dell Inspiron B130 wireless help


Can you help me with this? It says the firmware isn't installed, how can I get the firmware?
 
Old 08-23-2012, 10:27 PM   #2
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Hi,

the "correct" way to get the firmware will depend on what distribution you are using. So, what distro and version are you running?

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Old 08-23-2012, 10:39 PM   #3
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It would also help to know precisely which wireless chipset you have. With a Dell, there's a good chance it's Broadcom.

Try running the command lspci in a terminal. That should report the wireless chipset. Post the results here, making sure to enclose them in "code" tags, which become available when you click "Go Advanced" down there at the bottom of the Quick Reply window.
 
Old 08-23-2012, 11:11 PM   #4
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Hi,
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Originally Posted by frankbell View Post
It would also help to know precisely which wireless chipset you have.
A quick duckduckgo indicates that it is probably:

Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 2200BG Network Connection (rev 05)

Anyway I was just going to suggest installing the full bundle of firmware for whatever distro the OP is using...

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Old 08-24-2012, 12:13 AM   #5
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Isn't the iwlwifi firmware already in the latest kernels?

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Old 08-24-2012, 12:47 AM   #6
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Hi,
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Isn't the iwlwifi firmware already in the latest kernels?
Some distributions strip binary blobs from the kernels they distribute.

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Old 08-24-2012, 06:02 PM   #7
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It is a 1370 dell wireless card
 
Old 08-24-2012, 06:19 PM   #8
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That doesn't tell us what driver it uses. What does

Code:
lspci -n
give you?

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