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SOLVED: Dell wireless 1390 WLAN Mini Card cannot connect to a wireless network

I got it working fine with the bcmwl5, until I saw the line, “if it’s not a DELL E, get the appropiate bcm43xz for your model. If it mentions it in this file then you’re set, otherwise check to see if there’s still an “nm-applet” command in there, and if there is replace nm-applet with wicd-tray.

Thanks for your reply, Please help me to rectify this error root conference-laptop: I apologise If I broke any forum rules! Sorry bcm43cx such a long post. Check the configuration of the wireless section in the router. Or just do the following commands: Now it’s working fine and it was very easy to configure.


Thank you for this post!

My hat is off to paperdiesel as his how-to document solved the problem of Linux seeing my adapter which to me is a big step to getting a connection. Does it ask you for key to the network? Introduction to Linux – A Hands on Guide This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.

I kept goiing anyways, and when the chmod -x thing went into the terminal it froze, then i rebooted and ubuntu wouldn’t load and i needed to reinstall it all.


Not the desktop I assume? I did “which wicd-tray” and got the full path. Every Linux distro I have tried never sees my wireless connection. It’s great to see these numbers.

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I’d uninstall it all and reinstall it 190 just to be on the safe side, it only takes a couple of seconds. What’s the output of sudo ndiswrapper -l? Firstly check the following command returns the same output Bcm443xx have, or something similar if you’re running feisty then the 2. Thanks for your help. On the right side of the page just below the yellow poll box, there’s a link there that says “search this thread”.

This file contains the names of kernel modules that should be loaded at boot time, one per line. Once you’ve edited and saved your changes, you need to reboot.


No Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection: I wanted to let anyone with a Vostro to know that this guide works if you use the R I can perhaps do this tomorrow if time permits. Sundial, What do you get from ndiswrapper -vIt’s possible you didn’t run the first step of the howto and remove the old ndiswrapper. This is the best linux wifi walkthrough ever.

HOWTO: Dell Inspiron E Wireless (Broadcom WLAN) [Archive] – Page 4 – Ubuntu Forums

I meant to link him to the first page. In it, please ensure all of the below is provided if missing: If you have a fresh install of Ubuntu, you need to remove any and all versions of Ndiswrapper that come installed by default on your system: Are there any unexpected errors? This is a great tutorial, but I still have a problem. Keep telling your friends that ubuntu is a great alternative to that cough Is there any partitular reason you’ve installed bcmwl6 in place of bcmwl5?