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Old 11-10-2009, 09:58 PM   #1
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Dell Inspiron 5150 wireless driver for Ubuntu 9.04


Hi,

I have just installed Ubuntu 9.04 on Dell Inspiron 5150 laptop. But the built-in wireless card doesn't work after the install. The wifi device is Broadcom BCM 4306.

Does anyone have any idea how to resolve this? Is there a driver for it?

Dave
 
Old 11-10-2009, 10:45 PM   #2
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This link looks promising:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...Driver/bcm43xx

Apparently...

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Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope provides the b43 drivers, but due to copyright reasons not the proprietary firmware which is required to run your card. ... If you have some other kind of internet access on your computer, you can download the firmware automatically by simply installing the b43-fwcutter package which does the download and setup for you. You will probably need to restart your computer before seeing the results.
I hope that helps!
 
Old 11-11-2009, 01:58 PM   #3
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This link looks promising:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...Driver/bcm43xx

Apparently...



I hope that helps!
Hi,

This worked for me like a charm! Thanks!
 
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This worked for me like a charm! Thanks!
Awesome, glad I could help!
 
  


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