This guess produced the identical error message. All times are GMT I don’t know if this question could be of help for someone else. Ubuntu gnome-nettool Edit question Assignee: For Dell wireless card, just search for ‘bcmwl-kernel-source’ in the Software Center and install it. Here is dells notification of Broadcom Supplying the driver.

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Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? It is however impossible to subsequently boot the USB drive afterwards, as it throws a kernel panic booting up.

Have a great week! I am willing to try NDISWrapper but am hesitant because somebody with the same card and problem as myself tried it and it didn’t work precisely the reason why I’m here. Worked like a charm. I wonder if other than defaults should be used for configuring the WLAN, and if so, where do I find wirelless right parameters for it.

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You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Which is the proper way to get the Dell driver working under Ubuntu When I rebooted, the “new” driver hardware was found and I configured it using all defaults.

Ubuntu Wireless Problem… “device not ready (firmware missing)” Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN mini-card

From the RedHat environment: The information that was required roberts roberts-Latitude-D Looks like you may not have the kernel headers installed. As I said, I will repeat the sequence using the output from uname -R, and report the outcome. OK, I’ll do just that. We started working closely with Broadcom early this year on providing this support, as our customers have been asking for a Linux driver for our cards for a while now.

Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled. ELsmp So I will repeat the steps I took before your response appeared and see if it will get me past the roadblock I hit.

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I wouldn’t mind if you closed it: I’ve written off the hardware in question, having dropped too many hours trying the linux solution to no avail.


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How to make my Dell wlan minicard work Ask Question. I have looked for tutorials but they are mostly too old. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant.

No assignee Edit question Solved by: Also is there a way of including this firmware in my USB installation media, so the next time I install the from the USB I would gave the firmware installed or be able to install it without physical Internet connection. I purchased RedHat basic service, but after a week of playing one-message-per-day dfll ping-pong with me they said “Ain’t my job, man”, because RedHat doesn’t supply that driver.

If, for some reason, apt-get is unable to locate the package, I suggest you use the second method I linked. Ok – nitty gritty: Replacing existing driver with wl.