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Old 01-17-2015, 05:20 AM   #1
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how to get wireless card to work in ubuntu dell laptop inspiron 1318


how to get wireless card to work in ubuntu dell laptop inspiron 1318
 
Old 01-17-2015, 06:24 AM   #2
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Can you say which wireless card it is?

You can see this in the output of lspci and/or lsusb command.
 
Old 01-17-2015, 02:26 PM   #3
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I am a newbie to this. All I know is that it has a switch. It was working with vista. But not with Ubuntu.
 
Old 01-17-2015, 09:06 PM   #4
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You can determine what wireless chipset you are using (that's more important than the brand of the card) by running the command

Code:
lspci
in a terminal. Part of the output should identify the wireless chipset. Post that portion of lspci's output here.

If it's a Dell, there's a good chance that it's Broadcom. Dell loves it some Broadcom. This post might help.
 
Old 01-17-2015, 11:29 PM   #5
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It is a dell. and a Broadcom Corporation BCM4312

Last edited by Wardragon8; 01-17-2015 at 11:36 PM.
 
Old 01-17-2015, 11:39 PM   #6
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https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...Driver/bcm43xx
 
Old 01-18-2015, 12:16 AM   #7
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I couldn't get any info there. I am still lost
 
Old 01-18-2015, 01:16 AM   #8
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http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php

You need to get the driver from here.
 
Old 01-18-2015, 09:29 PM   #9
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Open the Ubuntu Control Center and look for something called "Additional Drivers" or some similar wording and run it. It should set up your wireless card--at least, that worked back when I used Ubuntu.

You will need a wired connection to do this.
 
Old 01-20-2015, 03:12 AM   #10
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Now i have a different problem. I just updated to xubuntu 14. and now my internet won't work at all. this is very frustrating. Can you help?
 
Old 01-21-2015, 08:59 AM   #11
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look at my above post. Theres a link on how to get the broadcom drivers needed for dell laptops.
 
Old 01-21-2015, 09:21 AM   #12
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@Wardragon8 -- you ask, we answer. DGAD if you follow instructions or not, but if you want continued help, show us you are using a wired connection and have done what frankbell and erik2282 have suggested. It's always your choice. Live and learn or quit complaining.
 
Old 01-22-2015, 07:02 AM   #13
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frankbell, erik2282 thanks for all your help. I finally got it. It is working now. I am new at this so I need the help. sidzen your kind of a pompous ass. kind of a dick,
 
Old 01-22-2015, 11:52 AM   #14
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Dude, no need for that language here. They were just trying to help you and you didn't post anything back that suggested you took any advice that was offered. Which doesn't make sense on your part because the reason we post questions is to apply the suggestions given to us by knowledgeable people.

What do you mean you finally got it working? What did you do?

Also we can see that you typed that last post on a windows computer. So did you actually get it working?
 
Old 01-23-2015, 01:01 AM   #15
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FYI: http://www.catb.org/esr/faqs/smart-q...ns.html#urgent

BTW - thanks for the compliment! Try a Slackware forum! LOL
 
  


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