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    Exclamation Problems with wireless on a Dell XPS M1330

    Hi all,

    on behalf of my friend I would kindly ask for your help and support.

    She is a linux newbie, impressed by linux very much, especially Ubuntu and its philosophy, like me.

    The only problem is her lappie is a bit old and not really supported.

    She wanted to install Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS, but the same occured with 12.10 x32 bit. We are now testing Ubuntu 12.10 x32 bit and ethernet works, we need wireless to work.

    Her specs:

    Name: Dell XPS M1330
    Processor: Intel Core Duo T7100 1.8Ghz
    Screen: 13.3” WXGA
    RAM: 4GB
    HDD: 250GB
    Optical Drive: DVD+-RW
    Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8400M GS
    Network: 10/100 Ethernet + Intel 4965AGN 802.11abgn Wireless
    Other: 2 x USB2.0, 1 x Firewire

    Info taken from this link.

    What would you have us do?

    Try this:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source
    sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer b43-fwcutter
    or

    Code:
    sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb wl
    sudo apt-get remove bcmwl-kernel-source 
    sudo apt-get install build-essential dkms linux-headers-generic
    sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
    or

    Code:
    lspci
    
    sudo lshw -C network
    
    lsmod | grep -e b43 -e wl
    first.
    Last edited by Anathaen; February 14th, 2013 at 08:19 PM.

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    Re: Problems with wireless on a Dell XPS M1330

    Do you guys believe this might resolve the issue, since ethernet is working?



    If so, should we install the legacy option, or the first one, or both if possible?

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    Re: Problems with wireless on a Dell XPS M1330

    Ok guys, we managed to get it to work.

    Ubuntu is awesome!

    The problem was, that on the LiveUSB / DVD the wireless was disabled by default. Please enable it.

    Thank you for this great operating system!

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