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Old 06-16-2010, 02:29 AM   #1
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Cannot Enable wifi in ubuntu 8.1

Hi ,I am complete newbie to Linux and it has just been a few days since I have started using Linux and I really love it.
I have a problem that I cannot connect to my Wifi network but I can connect to wired network.I have tried disabling and enabling (System<Administration<Hardware Devices)the Broadcom STA wireless Driver but when I go to network manager I am only able to connect with wired Network and not wireless network .I have Dell Vostro 1520.
I hope you guys help me out because for a newbie I really need this help.

Thanking you
Old 06-16-2010, 09:40 AM   #2
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I have a Dell mini 9 which came with a Broadcom wireless card. I used Ubuntu 8.10 on it for a while. The Broadcom STA wireless Driver worked on it sometimes but when I upgraded to Ubuntu 9.04 it wouldn't work at all. I fixed the problem by spending 15 on an atheros wifi card. Atheros cards have much better linux support. They work well with the in kernel driver, no closed source firmware or drivers required. Avoid Broadcrap


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