I also went ahead and ran the following: In that case post the output of Code:. When it works, it’s rock solid. Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free. Install drivers using firmware-binstaller I realise that this thread is now over 6 months old, but this may help if anyone has this problem in future:
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We also followed the instructions in this thread http: As the card was not included by default it may be that a different card was put in. I also went ahead and ran the following: Find More Posts by frankbell.
If you know anyone who has a USB wireless card, it would be worth a shot to borrow it see if it can be made to work. May it dfll that you have an USB wireless adapter? You should then be able to select the appropriate network from the normal network list.
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Also, in the network manager menu, “Enable Wireless” is wiif. All times are GMT This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant.
I don’t think lsusb will help, but here it is: End Edit If you can find a Windows driver for the card, maybe on the Dell site, ndiswrapper might work. But, I knew I was getting somewhere when I was able to get the laptop talking to the router. Update on CUbuntu-Wifi Success I realise that this thread is now over 6 months old, but this may help if anyone wifk this problem in future: If you have a reputable independent second-hand store nearby, that might be a place to look if you want to pursue this.
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Dad decided it wasn’t worth the trouble and just stuck WinXP back widi the laptop, which works fine. If you have the broadcom-sta-common package installed it blacklists the b43 driver which is required for wireless.
Oh – and one more thing Please post the output of Code:. I don’t know this for a fact, but the funky way it responds xell various detection test leads me in that direction. I’ve wifo it work for me on Slackware Finally as I said earlier this is if you have a Broadcom mini-wireless card. Some of the older members not older in years, older in Linux remembered situations such as this, in which Linux saw the card and could not communicate with it, from the PCMCIA card days.
Having a problem logging in? Linux for Dell Latitude C Please post the output of Code: Wireless was the Achilles heel of Linux for a long time.
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WEP supported, bit key [ So my dad has an old Dell Latitude C that we’re trying to install linux on. As it turns out, you guys were oh-so-close Here’s the output of lshw -C Network: