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    hi all ,

    im using dell 1545 laptop , and i've already installed ubuntu 11.04 beta version (64 bit) on it , after i've activated my broadcom wirless ; i wasn't able to detect my home wireless network !!! , could anybody please help me with that ?

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    Re: ubuntu 11.04 beta wireless problem

    Hi!

    Have you clicked on the wifi icon on the tip bar and selected your's?

    KegHead

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    Re: ubuntu 11.04 beta wireless problem

    Quote Originally Posted by KegHead View Post
    Hi!

    Have you clicked on the wifi icon on the tip bar and selected your's?

    KegHead

    i can't find it

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    Re: ubuntu 11.04 beta wireless problem

    Quote Originally Posted by eng.zizo View Post
    i can't find it
    You can't find the wifi icon? Are you running in safe mode?

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    Re: ubuntu 11.04 beta wireless problem

    I have exactly the same problem. Once you activate the broadcom driver the wifi part of the network windicator vanishes. Deactivate it and it's there again. I deactivated STA drivers and installed the B43 installer and cutter in synaptic, rebooted, now wireless. Seems that there are issues with 64bit broadcom STA drivers - my machine is a Dell (AMD) 1501.
    Last edited by exile; April 19th, 2011 at 05:16 AM. Reason: post driver test.

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    Re: ubuntu 11.04 beta wireless problem

    Quote Originally Posted by exile View Post
    I have exactly the same problem. Once you activate the broadcom driver the wifi part of the network windicator vanishes. Deactivate it and it's there again. I deactivated STA drivers and installed the B43 installer and cutter in synaptic, rebooted, now wireless. Seems that there are issues with 64bit broadcom STA drivers - my machine is a Dell (AMD) 1501.
    Thank you very much kind sir, this worked perfectly and i have a Dell 1400 vostro

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    Re: ubuntu 11.04 beta wireless problem

    I am running a 32-bit dell inspiron 1501 and had the same problem.

    The solution here worked for me as well. Had to do a couple reboots however.

    Thanks!

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    Re: ubuntu 11.04 beta wireless problem

    Hi, I've been having the same problem, I have a Dell Inspiron 15 as well. That process seems to work, but I don't know how to deactivate my STA drivers (I don't even know what STA drivers are...) and I don't know how or where to install a B43 installer and cutter (I don't know what that is either). Can anyone tell me how to do those things?

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    Re: ubuntu 11.04 beta wireless problem

    this solved my problem too!!

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    Re: ubuntu 11.04 beta wireless problem

    Quote Originally Posted by Edvora View Post
    Hi, I've been having the same problem, I have a Dell Inspiron 15 as well. That process seems to work, but I don't know how to deactivate my STA drivers (I don't even know what STA drivers are...) and I don't know how or where to install a B43 installer and cutter (I don't know what that is either). Can anyone tell me how to do those things?
    To deactivate goto System / Additional drivers then it will search and open a small window, click on deactivate, after that reboot. Then go to System / Synaptic Package Manager type in the clear box b43
    and hit search, once the list comes up, check the first box, and then mark for installation, after click on Apply on the top which will be highlighted in green. after it applies it should be all good,if not reboot.

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