View Full Version : [ubuntu] Wifi on 1525 in Hardy

April 29th, 2008, 09:32 PM
Well after years of trying I've finally talked my father into coming over to Linux, and since he had a Inspiron 1525 (with Vista) I figured it'd be a cake walk since Dell sells this machine with ubuntu (so I thought, didn't notice those were 1525n's)

All went smoothly except the wifi which despite scouring the web I have been unable to find a successful walkthough (including the Dell wiki page)

In case it matters he's running the 64 bit version with an Encrypted LVM.

Does anyone have a reliable walk through for getting the wifi card on the non-ubuntu version of this computer working? He's visiting through Monday and then going about 4 states away so I need to get this working or he'll go back to Vista more frusterated with linux than he was to begin with :(

adult swim
April 30th, 2008, 05:06 AM
what wifi card do you have?

April 30th, 2008, 12:07 PM
actually I got it squared away last night by following this http://linux.dell.com/wiki/index.php/Tech/Wireless/Truemobile_ndiswrapper again. I had missed a few steps before when I did it (Note: don't work on new machines right before bed, you get sloppy)

May 1st, 2008, 11:57 PM
I have the same problem. My controller is the bcm4310. Tried ndiswrapper, but ndiswrapper only tells me that the driver is installed. It doesn't mention anything about the hardware being present. Also, in the guide it says that I should sudo ndiswrapper -i /tmp/DRIVER/bcmwl5.inf
However, I can't find the bcmwl5.inf. Instead I get the bcmwl6.inf. Don't know if it matters though. What did you do?