Some s have Broadcom wireless cards. Accept Reject Read More. No WiFi on Dell Inspiron Anyway, welcome to these forums – don’t hesitate to ask if you have issues. I would love to surprise her with a Linux reborn laptop, but it needs to have wifi! Inxi will tell us which card you have, so we can point you to the correct driver. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy , Privacy Policy , and our Terms of Service.

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No registered users and 7 guests. Rell info is needed than what you have posted. They use proprietary firmware that is not supported in the broadcok. XpRefugee Whats a Custom Title? Inxi will tell us which card you have, so we can point you to the correct driver. No WiFi on Dell Inspiron Hi Your install could have been using the bcmwl drivers for your broadcom hardware. To install the correct driver, do the following: Join Date May Beans 5.


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Could you explain what the problem was and how it was resolved? See the Release Announcements Section.

She loved her lil. Both comments and pings are currently closed. They are available in the ubuntu repositories in current versions of ubuntu and we have installed them.

Please edit your question to add details of your wireless device from the terminal: Let me know if this works for you.

Dell Inspiron wifi won’t work

My apologies and I’ll do that in future. Home Iwreless Tags Users Unanswered. Seems we both have the same card Link to review of computer make and model.

Don’t forget to marked broadcoj thread as solved! May 5th, 8. It would also help to check out what driver’s being used in Fedora; just use Code: If you have questions on any posts, register and comment.

Depending on the card, there several different drivers to choose from. Local Loopback inet addr: When it asks for your password type it in – it won’t show at all – press return.


While the ethernet connection works fine, the WiFi does not work at all. As I’m a novice, I slavishly followed your commands.

inspiroh A gun in your hand is worth more than a whole police force on the phone. April 11, Sign up using Email and Password. You can then remove the USB wireless stick, and just use the built-in card I have just installed Lubuntu on my old Dell Inspiron May 5th, 2.

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