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Old 04-07-2011, 10:45 AM   #1
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Wireless driver help! Dell E5510 Latitude's DW1501 wireless-N WLAN Half-Mini-Card


I have been on Windows and OS X back and fourth my whole life. I've tried experimenting with Linux, and I think the only thing that keeps sending me back is how hard it seems to get all my hardware running together. This time I went for Ubuntu Intel 64 bit. I really do love how everything feels, but I just need some help. Where can I find a driver that will work with my wireless adapter in Ubuntu? I don't even know how to install packages in Linux. I am willing to do whatever it takes, I just need some honest guidance.

My wireless adapter's specifications are: DW1501 Wireless-N WLAN Half-Mini-Card.
I'm on my Dell E5510, if that helps any.

Thanks for any kind of help,
Sincerely,
Ethan
 
Old 04-08-2011, 03:55 AM   #2
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Hello,

Can you post the ouputs of ifconfig -a, lsmod, and lspci? Thanks!

Josh
 
Old 04-08-2011, 06:23 AM   #3
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Ubuntu, last I knew, had an icon near the clock on the right that would allow you to scan for restricted drivers. I believe this is where you need to go to install wl drivers for broadcom wireless device. Or....google it, wl broadcom Ubuntu.

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Confirmed broadcom-sta drivers work (after activating via hardware drivers in kickoff>system>hardware drivers, missed that one
 
Old 04-09-2011, 07:05 PM   #4
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Hey thanks guys, I got the wireless adapter up and running! Great help, can't thank you enough!
 
Old 08-10-2011, 12:53 AM   #5
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DW1501 Wireless-N WLAN Half-Mini Card Driver?

Hay,
I have the same problem. I have Dell Inspiron N5010. My wirless adopter is "DW1501 Wireless-N WLAN Half-Mini Card". I am using Fedora 15. Can you please tell me where can I find its driver?
 
Old 08-10-2011, 12:54 AM   #6
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Hey thanks guys, I got the wireless adapter up and running! Great help, can't thank you enough!
How did you solve the problem?
 
Old 08-10-2011, 05:25 AM   #7
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How did you solve the problem?
Go to your distro's package manager, and search for restricted drivers. Once you do, install, and you should be good.

Cheers,

Josh
 
Old 08-10-2011, 12:41 PM   #8
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Go to your distro's package manager, and search for restricted drivers. Once you do, install, and you should be good.

Cheers,

Josh
No success. Even used ndiswrapper
 
  


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