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Old 05-06-2011, 09:45 PM   #1
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Getting my laptop to connect to the Internet - I use Mandriva


I just installed Mandriva Linux 2010.2 on my laptop, which is a Dell Inspiron 1545. The only thing I don't know is how to get it to connect to the Internet. How do I go about it?
 
Old 05-06-2011, 10:12 PM   #2
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Hello,

Are you trying to connect via a hard line, or wireless? You are definitely going to need to give us more details than just "connect to the internet." Sorry to sound like a dick, but giving us a general question like that won't help at all. Are you getting any errors or warnings?

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Old 05-06-2011, 10:26 PM   #3
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I have a Dell Inspiron 1545n.

It has a Broadcom chip for the wireless, so you will need the Broadcom drivers. The wired connection should work just fine.

Search LQ for "Dell Broadcom wireless" and you will find a lot of information.

Edit: The drivers are out there. I'm on wireless right now. Also, try pushing the F2 wireless toggle. Maybe it's there but just turned off.

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I should have been more specific. I am trying to connect via wireless. I'm not getting any errors or warnings; I was wondering if I needed to download something or change some settings in the operating system or what I needed to do.
 
Old 05-07-2011, 10:31 AM   #5
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Well what all are you trying to do, and what all have you done so far?
 
Old 05-07-2011, 08:36 PM   #6
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Open a terminal and run the command lspci to see whether your wireless card is detected. Post the results here.
 
  


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