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Old 05-23-2008, 03:28 PM   #1
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Unhappy Wireless connection on Dell laptop Latitude D 420

I have a Dell D 420 Latutude laptop - 2 partitions C 35 GB D 45 GB with Win XP SP3.
I installed 8.04 Ubuntu thru Wubi inside Windows.
My wireless card is Dell 1390 WLAN card ( Bcom 4311 I think)
I am not able to connect via wireless.
I am new to Linux, this is my 1st effort
Any advices... Also if you indicate command lines tell me how to feed them in
Does sudo get-apt command need internet connection
Old 06-02-2008, 04:24 PM   #2
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Don't know about that card, but sure, apt-get needs internet to download the drivers and all the other stuff, you need/want .

It looks like it is a Broadcom card you have, I suggest to use ndiswapper and the MS XP driver.

1: Make sure you got a working internet-connection (ie: Ethernet)

2: sudo apt-get install ndisgtk ndiswapper-common ndiswapper-utils-1.9
(or use Synaptic, search for "ndis").

3: Get the MS driver-CD, use ndiswrapper to install the XP driver and you shoud be on the Net - wireless .

Best regards

Old 06-02-2008, 04:28 PM   #3
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Sorry for the misspelling.... It should be ndis-wrapper.... (anything) instead of ndiswapper....

My mistake.

Best regards



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