View Full Version : [ubuntu] help vostro 1400 gutsy wifi dell 1490

May 12th, 2008, 09:49 PM
hi this is my first post, I just installed ubuntu on the weekend and have been trying to get the wifi working. I've installed ndiswrapper using this tutorials, but it still doesn't work.


here are diferent outputs:

output of 'ndiswrapper -l'
bcmwl6 : driver installed
device (14E4:4312) present (alternate driver: bcm43xx)

output of 'ndiswrapper -v'
utils version: 1.9
driver filename: /lib/modules/2.6.22-14-generic/ubuntu/misc/ndiswrapper/ndiswrapper.ko
version: 1.45
vermagic: 2.6.22-14-generic SMP mod_unload 586

output for 'sudo lshw -C network'
*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: BCM4312 802.11a/b/g
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:0c:00.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
description: Ethernet interface
product: NetLink BCM5906M Fast Ethernet PCI Express
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:1c:23:fa:d5:ae
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.77 duplex=full ip= latency=0 link=yes module=tg3 multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s

plz help me, this is my first time in linux. If you need more info plz ask. Thanks

May 12th, 2008, 11:47 PM
anyone? :(

April 27th, 2009, 10:58 PM
Why don't you just try using intrepid instead or jaunty, my Dell Vostro 1400 wifi seems to work fine, but i did have to do a tiny bit of terminal work for intrepid to get the lights to work properly.Google wifi lights and usually you'll find a bit of terminal giggery pokery to sort you out

November 13th, 2009, 05:34 PM
I tried using intrepid instead or jaunty and it worked for me.