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Old 06-10-2007, 12:20 AM   #1
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Dell MobilePro 1300 (aka: Broadcom Corp. BCM4386)


I am having some difficulties with getting Ubuntu to recognize my Dell MobilePro 1300 Wireless Card. (Also known as a: Broadcom Corporation BCM4386) 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller.

(Yes, the evil Broadcom Corp. and their anti-linux support)

The problem is this:
I installed Ubuntu
Installed NDIS Wrapper
Installed the driver
Ran: Sudo Modprobe Ndiswrapper after the driver installation
and the device is shows as "Not Present"

And its not working.

I have a very low level of Linux experience.
Please try to go step by step,

I am not willing to buy a new WiFi card, I really want to use this one.

Old 06-10-2007, 08:42 PM   #2
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Found the solution!

Right here:

The download script (which, unfortunately, requires a login to access) and the instructions that go with it worked excellently. My card now works


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