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ntanjl 07-28-2010 07:10 AM

urgent wireless connection help
 
I have a DELL LATITUDE D610 with windows XP and Ubuntu 10.4 dual boot. For the past 2 weeks I have been trying to find out how to get the built in wireless card to work but I find I am hitting my haed againt a brick wall.

Some people on forums say it is an over site on Ubuntu's behalf as they have not installed them in this version. I have tried Ndiswrapper but still no joy. I usually have no problems but this one has stumped me, should I install one of the old versions of linux which is said to work?

can anyone tell if they have the same problem if possible with the same model of laptop and how they solved it?
Thanks for any help very eager to learn as have spent many years on a unnamed system that never has worked properly.

acid_kewpie 07-28-2010 07:13 AM

This is not urgent for our members, please do not try to demand priority attention from a voluntary community.

GrapefruiTgirl 07-28-2010 07:15 AM

From the Ubuntu, open a terminal and do this:
Code:

lspci -vnn
Then, copy & paste for us the whole chunk that shows the wireless card. NOT the entire output of that command, ONLY the part for the wireless card. Only with the above information (at the very least) can we begin to try to help you get the wireless working.

Please note: your question is no more or less urgent than any other question :) so please do not get into the habit of using "Urgent" or "Help" as the main ingredient in your thread titles!

Kind regards.

Andrew Benton 07-28-2010 07:16 AM

What wireless card do you have? You can find out some useful information using the command lspci. You might need to run it as root. It'll list various bits of hardware on your mother board. Look for your wireless interface. I'll give you something to put into google (along with the word ubuntu)

Shadow_7 07-28-2010 10:37 AM

When I first started out, it took me a while to figure out that I had to push the wireless button to get the device to actually work. Otherwise it was perfectly setup. Once you push it, you'll need to set your essid and such, or just run dhclient3 wlan0 if you have something to connect to of that type.

ntanjl 07-29-2010 04:12 AM

First of all soz for using word urgent but would like to get this up and running. My wireless network card drivers and version are Dell Wireless 350 Bluetooth Internal Module << return to results

Release Date: 3/14/2006
Version: v3.03.02D, A00
Download Type: Driver
File Format: Hard Drive
File Size: 26 MB

all info about my system can be found @
http://support.dell.com/support/down...&fileid=152592

I have also turn on the wireless using the function & F2 keys it works in winblows but not in linux.

also I find that switching monitors using funtion & F8 using the laptop to monitor. It does not switch over smooth either both run or just the LCD on the laptop. I can press the 2 buttons again but sometimes have to restart ubuntu to try again as external monitor keeps giving no signal..

Thanks for all your help
hope this helps

Wim Sturkenboom 07-29-2010 05:35 AM

That link takes me to a download page for the driver. Please provide the info requested by grapefruitgirl in post #3

ntanjl 07-29-2010 06:31 AM

lspci -vnn
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by GrapefruiTgirl (Post 4047824)
From the Ubuntu, open a terminal and do this:
Code:

lspci -vnn
Then, copy & paste for us the whole chunk that shows the wireless card. NOT the entire output of that command, ONLY the part for the wireless card. Only with the above information (at the very least) can we begin to try to help you get the wireless working.

Please note: your question is no more or less urgent than any other question :) so please do not get into the habit of using "Urgent" or "Help" as the main ingredient in your thread titles!

Kind regards.

Hi grapefruit Girl there is no mention of a wireless card anywhere in the hardware list after typing lspci -vnn. I do have the drivers though I downloaded them from the Dell site and extracted them from the EXE file so that I have the drivers folder and all of the files required to install wireless.

ntanjl 07-29-2010 07:48 AM

Thanks to everyone for their help I have solved the problem with this link hope its helpful for someone else.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13880_3-9839735-68.html

Wim Sturkenboom 07-29-2010 07:51 AM

Congratulations.

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