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Old 02-10-2015, 08:30 PM   #1
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Wi Fi on Linux


I installed Linux Mint on my Dell Latitude D630 Wi Fi and I love it!! While the lap top was wired to the internet, I could do anything I wanted to do.

But I have wifi. And, the steps I found online did not help me get wifi set up.

When I type "iwconfig" from the command line, it says "no wireless extensions"

Please help. I need this.
 
Old 02-10-2015, 08:40 PM   #2
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Code:
mintwifi
and

Code:
inxi -Fx
for starters because you probably have a broadcom chip and need to install the firmware 1st.

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But I have wifi. And, the steps I found online did not help me get wifi set up.
What steps? Explain exactly, step by step. What site?
Not enough info to make any suggestions.
 
Old 02-10-2015, 08:43 PM   #3
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Also.

What does

Code:
dmesg | tail
show as well as

Code:
dmesg | grep firmware
 
Old 02-10-2015, 08:48 PM   #4
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What steps did you do? We may need to undo them.
 
Old 02-10-2015, 09:22 PM   #5
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The first step is to find out what your wireless chipset is.

This post will provide diagnostics tools you can use and, if it's Broadcom (Dell likes Broadcom), some information that will help you get it working.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ux-4175434970/
 
  


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