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    Re: Wifi Problem with Dell Inspiron Laptop

    Hi, follow the directions at this link.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...ht=4365&page=4
    start with post 39. You may have to look at the other links in this thread as well.
    Thanks

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    Re: Wifi Problem with Dell Inspiron Laptop

    Hi, you have broadcom [14e4:4365] , follow the link below to get it working.
    if you have a problem,post back.


    http://askubuntu.com/questions/17510...stro-3460-3560

    dont be concerned that it says dell vost
    follow this tread for commands.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...light=chili555
    thanks.
    Last edited by Hadaka; November 7th, 2012 at 02:54 PM.
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    Re: Wifi Problem with Dell Inspiron Laptop

    Hadaka,

    How would I determine if I have broadcom [14e4:4365]? I really don't wanna do anything else until I figure this out. Sorry, but I'm pretty clueless when it comes to this stuff.

    I typed the command "lspci -nn" into terminal and got the following.

    bigjoey@bigjoey-Inspiron-5720:~$ lspci -nn
    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge DRAM Controller [8086:0154] (rev 09)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Ivy Bridge Graphics Controller [8086:0166] (rev 09)
    00:14.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB xHCI Host Controller [8086:1e31] (rev 04)
    00:16.0 Communication controller [0780]: Intel Corporation Panther Point MEI Controller #1 [8086:1e3a] (rev 04)
    00:1a.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 [8086:1e2d] (rev 04)
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Panther Point High Definition Audio Controller [8086:1e20] (rev 04)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Panther Point PCI Express Root Port 1 [8086:1e10] (rev c4)
    00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Panther Point PCI Express Root Port 5 [8086:1e18] (rev c4)
    00:1d.0 USB controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation Panther Point USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 [8086:1e26] (rev 04)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation Panther Point LPC Controller [8086:1e57] (rev 04)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation Panther Point 6 port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [8086:1e03] (rev 04)
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation Panther Point SMBus Controller [8086:1e22] (rev 04)
    01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:4365] (rev 01)
    02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller [10ec:8136] (rev 05)
    Last edited by ChessMasterJoe; November 7th, 2012 at 10:51 PM.

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    Re: Wifi Problem with Dell Inspiron Laptop

    I figured out that I have the Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:4365]. I also haven't figured out how to delete my post here. Sorry about that. :-/

    I"m going to try what's in the link you sent me. I'll report back as soon as possible.
    Last edited by ChessMasterJoe; November 7th, 2012 at 10:55 PM.

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    Re: Wifi Problem with Dell Inspiron Laptop

    Hi, need help with this?
    Craving anchovy, herring and squid pizza.....with clam sauce

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    Re: Wifi Problem with Dell Inspiron Laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by Hadaka View Post
    Hi, need help with this?
    I figured out that I have the Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:4365]. I also haven't figured out how to delete my post here. Sorry about that. :-/

    I"m going to try what's in the link you sent me. I'll report back as soon as possible.

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    Re: Wifi Problem with Dell Inspiron Laptop

    Hi, you cant "delete" the thread, but....if the link i sent you
    fixes the problem, mark the thread SOLVED, using thread tools.

    thanks.
    Craving anchovy, herring and squid pizza.....with clam sauce

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    Re: Wifi Problem with Dell Inspiron Laptop

    I figured out that I have a 32 bit system.

    I typed the following prerequisite commands and got the following.

    bigjoey@bigjoey-Inspiron-5720:~$ sudo apt-get install linux-headers$(uname -r | grep -Po "\-[a-z].*")
    [sudo] password for bigjoey:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    linux-headers-generic-pae is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
    bigjoey@bigjoey-Inspiron-5720:~$ sudo apt-get install build-essential dkms
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    dkms is already the newest version.
    build-essential is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.

    I then downloaded the package in the following link.

    https://www.dropbox.com/s/n76dcsdtay...55.19_i386.deb

    When I typed the command "sudo dpkg -i" it said...

    bigjoey@bigjoey-Inspiron-5720:~$ sudo dpkg -i
    [sudo] password for bigjoey:
    dpkg: error: --install needs at least one package archive file argument

    Type dpkg --help for help about installing and deinstalling packages[*];
    Use `dselect' or `aptitude' for user-friendly package management;
    Type dpkg -Dhelp for a list of dpkg debug flag values;
    Type dpkg --force-help for a list of forcing options;
    Type dpkg-deb --help for help about manipulating *.deb files;

    Options marked[*] produce a lot of output - pipe it through `less' or `more' !

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    Re: Wifi Problem with Dell Inspiron Laptop

    After following the steps in the thread you linked me to, I downloaded the 32 bit version, placed the file on my desktop and typed the following command.

    "cd Desktop
    sudo dpkg -i wireless*.deb"

    Everything seemed to be working fine until I got an error message that said "The System has encountered a problem". A few seconds later, a crash report window popped up that said...

    "Sorry, a problem occurred while installing software.
    Package: wireless-bcm43142-oneiric-dkms"

    When I clicked "Show details I was met with another crash report"

    I'm going to reboot and see if anything is different.

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    Re: Wifi Problem with Dell Inspiron Laptop

    Hi, the fist link is to ONLY download the 32bit .deb file, dont issue the commands
    on that page.
    The second link is the how to open the .deb file and the commands you SHOULD
    enter.
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