How do I set up my wireless network connection on my Dell Inspiron 1501 laptop with
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Sorry, but part of my question was deleted from the post for some reason. I am running Ubuntu 10.10 on a Dell Inspiron 1501 with a Broadcom 1490 Dual-Band WLAN which is working fine in WINXP. My main problem is that I have about 5 hours of experience with Linux and almost 30 years with Windows and I am lost without a Control Panel to deal with my hardware interface. Remember that I am old and need to be gently led by the hand into this new world of Linux of which I was unaware until about a week ago. Like what do you mean when you say "Post the output from the following?" I know I need a lot of instruction, although I was involved for 10 years in developing spacecraft computers, all my code development was in machine language. I appreciate any help I receive and I am pursuing whatever instruction I can find on the Web. Thanks
In the Synaptic Package Manager (or Ubuntu Software Center), enable the repositories for "propietary drivers . . . , restricted." It's at Settings-->Repositories-->Ubuntu Software. My Dell 1545n uses the one called bwmcl-kernel-source for its chip: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)