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  1. #11
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    Re: having wifi issues

    i put that is and still no dice

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    Re: having wifi issues

    now try

    Code:
    sudo modprobe wl
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    Re: having wifi issues

    synapsys : i did as you said and when i put in "ifconfig wlan0 up" i got this "wlan0: ERROR while getting interface flags: No such device"

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    Re: having wifi issues

    carl: still nothing. what was that ment to do?

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    Re: having wifi issues

    Make sure you have any wireless switches on your machine switched ON too
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    Re: having wifi issues

    Quote Originally Posted by sly4tehwin View Post
    carl: still nothing. what was that ment to do?
    module loading of the wl driver
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    Re: having wifi issues

    Darn, I hate these proprietary drivers being forced on us.

    Make a mental note for if you install 12.04, not to accept the additional wireless driver. And just ask about installing the b43 driver.
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    Re: having wifi issues

    i believe it may have something to do with my wireless switch. this machine is new to me and i thought i had it switched on. but after takein a closer look i dont think that my wireless sweitch works at all. im still stying to find another way to turn on the wireless on a dell inspiron 1420 without useing the switch.

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    Re: having wifi issues

    Is it a physical switch or a Fn combo?

    Does your machine have a cd drive? We could try something...
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  10. #20
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    Re: having wifi issues

    its a physical switch and there is no fn combo that i can see
    http://en.community.dell.com/support.../18875627.aspx that is the switch

    and yes i do have a cd drive. what are you thinking?

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