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User currently offlineajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (4 years 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1838 times:

Afternoon all,

I installed the newest Ubuntu distro on my laptop (Dell Inspiron 1545) last night, and I can't for the life of me get the wireless card working. I read something that told me to plug into a wired network, update the OS and then in Hardware Drivers (which didn't exist under System - Administration) there would be an option to update the drivers.     

I'm pretty stuck at that as I don't use Linux at all. It works on the wired, and it worked last night before this morning it said that the firmware was missing under network connections on the task bar.

Thanks in advance.   

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User currently offlineFlighty From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 8769 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1803 times:

Not sure. I installed 10.10 and did not have problems. It's running on a Mac in parallels. Effectively, Ubuntu thinks it is using a "wired" network, which is really talking to the Mac side, which is running wireless. So sorry, that doesn't help you.

User currently offlineFly2HMO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 1800 times:

Quoting ajd1992 (Thread starter):

I installed the newest Ubuntu distro on my laptop (Dell Inspiron 1545) last night, and I can't for the life of me get the wireless card working.

That's one of the weak points of Ubuntu. Hardware support is terrible. I gave Ubuntu an honest attempt for a month straight without going back to using Win7 and I was very disappointed for this and many other reasons.

Anyways, go to your WiFi card's manufacturer website and see if they have Linux drivers. Most usually do have them.

User currently offlinehka098 From United States of America, joined Oct 2010, 556 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1794 times:

Install/activate the Broadcom STA. Connect the network cable to allow the system to go online to find the driver file. Look over the READ.ME at http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php

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