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Old 11-26-2011, 11:34 PM   #1
william owen
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I cannot get the broadcom 1370 working on my dell 600


I installed mint on a compaq laptop and it just got up and flew, everything worked (cd wlan etc)
This old Dell is asking for firmware
 
Old 11-27-2011, 06:38 PM   #2
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Have you checked to see if there is a BIOS update for the Dell? Or some firmware update for one of the periphals in the Dell? Or have you checked to see if there is no firmware update for one of the perphs, but that particular linux driver WON'T work unless you have a later edition of that perph. Some manufacturer's update their firmware in the later made products, but don't allow for updating the older products. So the only way to update the firmware in those cases is buy a new router, controller card, whatever.
 
Old 11-27-2011, 08:01 PM   #3
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This thread from the Ubuntu forums might be helpful; it seems to concern the same card:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1595901
 
  


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