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Old 03-23-2010, 11:55 PM   #1
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enable wireless in ubuntu ultimate 2.5


pls any one suggest how to enable wireless in ubuntu in dell inspiron 1525
 
Old 03-24-2010, 10:20 AM   #2
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pls any one suggest how to enable wireless in ubuntu in dell inspiron 1525
Again, spell your words out. It's "please", not 'pls'.

A quick Google search turns up lots on this:
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=665242
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=912250
 
Old 03-24-2010, 10:52 AM   #3
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Most Dell laptops use broadcom cards (as seen in the first forum link posted above.) However, to be sure, post the output of
Code:
lspci -vnn
Assuming it is a broadcom card, there are two possible drivers, depending on the chipset of the card. The broadcom wl driver (non-free and released by Broadcom) or the open source b43 driver. The first can be had in Ubuntu by doing (assuming a working wired connection)
Code:
sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
The second is included, but needs firmware, which can be had thusly
Code:
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
 
  


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