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scoobydo 05-26-2010 12:14 AM

Unable to configure or use Wireless Network on Dell Laptop and Oracle Linux

I am a first time Linux user - though I've Unix and Windows experience. So though I can follow your most tech instructions, I'll need some hand-holding.

Need help getting my wireless network to work on my newly installed Oracle Linux on Dell laptop.

Not sure what wireless card is installed, or it's mac address (though I can boot into windows and get that info, I don't want to - it'll be kind of a let down if I can't fix it all thru Linux).

Install has detected a Broadcom wired card, but not the wireless. Funny thing is that it detected the Bluetooth.

Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

scoobydo 06-06-2010 05:54 PM

Wow !!! This wireless network setup that tough to setup in Linux???

Over one week and not no helpful folks :(

michaelk 06-06-2010 06:24 PM

Post the model number and the output of the command

This will help us determine the proper module required for your wireless device.

frrossk 06-07-2010 03:21 PM

I remember I found a thread on a forum about Scientific Linux 5 that can't find wireless device on a Dell laptop (sorry I can't provide the link); the solution was to download and install a newer version for the Broadcom wireless driver (that's the chipset the laptop had) because the one included in the distribution was not working; and since SL and Oracle are both RHEL clones, maybe this could help you too...

[EDIT]You have some useful links in this thread

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