Before I state my question, I'd like to mention that I tried to look at a similar thread, but couldn't quite relate it to my exact issue (maybe because it's past 2 AM and I've been sitting at this computer for the last 6 hours).
I've spent the last few weeks messing around with Ubuntu, but after following some advice I decided to try a different build to suit my needs better. So, I recently installed Linux - Debian (Lenny) on my Dell Studio 15 laptop.
As of now, my biggest issue is that I can't set up my wireless connection. Through an ethernet connection I downloaded this "Wifi-Wiz" program, and when I run it, it says:
Sorry but we could not find a network card with
wireless extentions. Please make sure that you
have the correct modules loaded.
I looked at a thread similar to my issue (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...s-card-529811/
) and did the whole lspci -v command that was proposed. This is what I got in terms of the network controller:
04:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)
Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 10
Memory at f8000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
After that I could not follow that thread for the life of me, mainly because the user had a completely different computer and wireless card that I do.
So, how do I go about doing this?
All help for this Linux noob is appreciated.
Thanks in advance!