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Vinu Raj V
September 4th, 2010, 09:03 PM
Hi,
I've installed Ubuntu 9.10 on my Dell Inspiron 1440 laptop. How can I install the necessary wifi drivers for my machine.

Thanks in advance.

Scallyph
September 4th, 2010, 09:11 PM
You might wanna start finding out what kind of chipset you're wireless card uses.

JBAlaska
September 4th, 2010, 09:18 PM
Your laptop uses the Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g.

To get your wireless working:
Put the LiveCD in your drive and go to: System, Administration, Software sources and check the box below "Installable from CDROM". Then open a term and do:

sudo apt-get update

Then:

sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source


Now reboot and select the BroadcomSTA driver. in System, Administration, Hardware Drivers You may have to reboot again to get the driver working.