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Old 03-20-2011, 10:44 AM   #1
kbdunn
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Dell Inspiron 8600 wifi not working with Ubuntu 10.10


The laptop has a Broadcom 1450 wireless mini PCI card. Wifi works fine under Windows, but I can't get a connection under Ubuntu. Ideally, I will be able to get this to work with Ubuntu, but if that's not possible I can try other distributions. It's my mother's laptop though, so I wouldn't want it to be too complicated.

Has anyone been able to get this to work with Ubuntu or any other Linux distribution?

Thanks.
 
Old 03-20-2011, 09:13 PM   #2
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In the Synaptic Package Manager, go to -->Settings-->Repositories-->Ubuntu Software, and enable the "Proprietary drivers . . ." checkbox.

Ubuntu has Broadcom drivers there.

Posted via a Dell with Ubuntu and a Broadcom chip.
 
Old 03-21-2011, 10:54 AM   #3
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Thanks, Frank. I'll give it a shot when I get a chance.
 
  


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