Originally Posted by lebabyg
What did the update install? Did it install a new kernel? If so, you probably need to recompile the wireless drivers. What is the make and model of your wireless card? Have you tried reverting to an older kernel in Grub?
Thank you for writing. I really need to be more careful and read what it being updated but in this case I didn't. Somewhere there must be a log telling what was updated but I don't know where that would be.
I went through a rather lengthy process given in the howto mentioned in my original message. That had me clean all tracts of ndiswrapper off the machine before doing anything. The reinstall ndiswrapper, download the Dell drivers . . . The wireless card is a Broadcom Corp BCM4306
Next time I reboot I will try to catch grub and find the older kernel. This makes me wonder if I should accept the updates anymore . . .