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ping24 04-29-2008 08:56 AM

Configuring Wireless in Dell Latitude D630
Dear Members,
I have a dell latitude d630 laptop. I want to configure wireless in my laptop. Can anybody please help me regarding this matter. Dell support site doesn't have link to download wireless driver module for Linux so as I am new to this world so I wanna know how I can accomplish this task.

Please help.

Thanks and Regards,

Larry Webb 04-29-2008 09:04 AM

First it would help if you could tell us which distro you are using, but you will probably have to install a ndiswrapper which allows a windows driver to work the wireless card.

2Gnu 04-29-2008 10:43 AM

We also need to know the chipset of the wireless card. It's most likely a Broadcom card, but not guaranteed.

lspci -v will tell you.

ping24 04-30-2008 03:17 AM

I am using RHEL5
Kernel is 2.6.18-8.el5

Larry, how i can get ndiswrapper?

2Gnu, Its chip set is "Intel(R) PRO /Wireless 3945ABG"

Thanks n Regards,

Larry Webb 04-30-2008 06:37 AM

It has been a long time since I have installed one but if you have the cd set or a dvd of Rhel then I would think it would be a option to install with your package manager. The Source Forge net seems to be down now but they have the packages and you will need to download through your package manager. I must confess I have not used any Red Hat systems so I am giving general advice. Check out this page for more detailed help.

jjg45 06-16-2008 03:31 PM

I just bought a new Dell Latitude D630, and am having the same wireless problem as you did.

I installed the current version of Fedora 9 (x86_64) from the website (, and my computer is not recognizing any available wireless networks (at least when I click on the NetworkManager icon in the top right corner, there are no networks, and Wireless Networks is "greyed".)

I was wondering if you had figured out the solution to this problem yet?
Thanks for any help you can give me.


Hangdog42 06-16-2008 04:05 PM

If you've got a Intel 3945 chipset, the driver (iwl3945) has been in the kernel since 2.6.24 and all you'll need is the firmware. Since Intel allows distribution of the firmware, Fedora probably has a package for it, otherwise you could check here.

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