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I have a Dell Latitude D610 with a built-in wifi card, however as of yet I have not been able to get it to work with Fedora linux. Is there a specific driver for Linux that I need to install so I can use it? I used to have Windows XP on the laptop and the wifi card worked, so I know that it isn't physically broken. Any ideas?
Sorry for the delay, I had ISP issues but have changed providers now, so I am back online again. Here is the information that you requested, hopefully this will help you being able to tell me what I need to do to get my WiFi working using Linux: (Also, I mis-spoke/typed, its a Dell Inspiron 600m, not a Latitude D610. Didn't have it in front of me when I created the first post...)
That is your wireless card. Since it is a 4306, the b43 driver in the kernel should work, once you've installed the firmware. There are pretty good instructions for how to do that here at the b43 site.
The b43 driver is one of the most confusing ones out there because the kernel module is open source (and hence can be distributed by a distro), but the firmware required for the card to operate can't be distributed because of Broadcom licensing restrictions. You end up with a situation where it looks like the card is there, but it doesn't work.