Hello everyone. I'm new in Linux and I can't seem to make the Wireless work. I've searched in google and on this forum and have followed some advices but i'm stuck.
I'm using Ubuntu on a Dell Inspiron 1521. I downloaded ndiswrapper 1.9 from Synaptic and the windows driver (the one I successfully used in windows). I managed to install the bcmwl5.inf with ndiswrapper (it says: "Hardware present:yes") but it doesn't detect any wireless conections.
If I run ndiswrapper -l in the terminal it says:
bcmwl5 : driver installed
device (14E4:4311) present (alternate driver: ssb)
So far so good (I hope) BUT, when I run iwconfig it says:
lo no wireless extensions.
eth0 no wireless extensions.
wlan0 IEEE 802.11bg ESSID:off/any
Mode:Managed Access Point: Not-Associated Tx-Power=0 dBm
Retry long limit:7 RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Any ideas? Again, I'm really new (installed Linux like...3 hours ago and i'm fighting with this) so i'm sorry if I did EVERYTHING WRONG, please understand
Well, I hope you guys can help me! I'd sure appreciate it!