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michael.cordell
October 14th, 2010, 04:03 PM
Brand new to ubuntu. i have a dell inspiron 1764 windows 7. it will connect wirelessly fine on windows 7 side but when i boot to ubuntu cant detect network or anything. what do i need to do.

stalker145
October 17th, 2010, 02:06 AM
Which version of Ubuntu are you using?

I was using 10.04 until I decided to upgrade to 10.10 today. If you're using 10.04, go to the restricted drivers and enable STA. If you're using 10.10 like me, you may just be stuck. I've been reading around for the last couple of hours trying to find a fix.

I'll post here if I find something. Please do the same if you come up with an answer.

stalker145
October 17th, 2010, 02:17 AM
GOT IT!!

If you go here (http://www.ubuntumini.com/2009/11/broadcom-wireless-driver-fix-in-karmic.html) and check for bcmwl-kernel-source on your system. If you have it, mark it for complete removal, then immediately reinstall, then restart, then enjoy the wireless happiness.

stalker145
April 29th, 2011, 04:54 AM
For anyone that's still running into problems with this after install 11.04, this method still works :D