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    Re: Wifi Problem with Dell Inspiron Laptop

    Nope. Nothing different. Oh Joy! lol

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    Re: Wifi Problem with Dell Inspiron Laptop

    Quote Originally Posted by Hadaka View Post
    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.
    I'll give that a try. Thanks.

    Give me a minute

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    Re: Wifi Problem with Dell Inspiron Laptop

    Alright, I followed those steps to the letter and still got the same error.

    "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"

    (About to throw computer at the wall) haha

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    Re: Wifi Problem with Dell Inspiron Laptop

    Here's a thread where they got the 4365 working. Pay particular attention to the following, but someone will need to "translate" part of this to ubuntu as I don't know how to convert arch instructions to ubuntu:


    kurvaDRMMemberRegistered: 2012-08-12Posts: 4
    Re: [SOLVED] Drivers for Broadcom 4365 WiFi module (Dell Vostro 3560)

    Brothers in arms! the solution to your peril is nigh!
    with the pointers provided by Endres I compiled the following lines that should make the appropriate deb and install it.
    First drop to super user to make things more stright forward.
    (i know it is not really elegant.. but hey giving us a machine without the appropriate drivers is also a bit wonky..)
    sudo -i
    than get the .deb provided by b3niup:
    wget http://semprefidelis.pl/wireless-bcm...lle1_amd64.deb
    extract the deb package,
    ar xv wireless-bcm43142-oneiric-dkms_6.20.55.19~bdcom0602.0400.1000.0400-0somerville1_amd64.deb
    extract the sources from data.tar.gz
    tar -xzvf data.tar.gz;rm data.tar.gz
    make the changes suggested by Endres:
    sed 's/ndo_set_multicast_list/ndo_set_rx_mode/g' usr/src/wireless-bcm43142-oneiric-dkms-6.20.55.19~bdcom0602.0400.1000.0400/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c > tmpf;
    mv tmpf usr/src/wireless-bcm43142-oneiric-dkms-6.20.55.19~bdcom0602.0400.1000.0400/src/wl/sys/wl_linux.c
    create new dat.tar.gz
    tar -czvf data.tar.gz usr/
    repack it with an appropriate name
    ar -r kurva.deb debian-binary control.tar.gz data.tar.gz
    and finally install it:
    dpkg -i kurva.deb
    hope this helps you guys. i guess you have to redo this every time a new kernel version comes out.. but hey at least it is a workable workaround..
    let me know if it worked out for u guys!

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    Re: Wifi Problem with Dell Inspiron Laptop

    Thanks Squackie, once we get the .deb file loaded correctly, there are only
    about 3 commands to get it going. If this doesnt work we will take a look at your link.

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

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    Re: Wifi Problem with Dell Inspiron Laptop

    I realize this is an idiot request, but after having read those links, I'm more confused than ever. Can someone translate that into something a I could understand? Don't get me wrong, I understand the basics of what's going on, but I'm still mostly ignorant.

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    Re: Wifi Problem with Dell Inspiron Laptop

    ok, no problem,let's clear some files then take this ONE command at a time.
    first we are going to send the .deb file you downloaded..to trash
    i would first like to verify you did down load them.

    Code:
    ls Downloads
    copy and past the out put

    Code:
    cd Desktop
    Code:
    ls
    # thats lowercase L

    Code:
    rfkill list
    copy and paste the output

    relax..this will al be painless....pleasepost the outputs of the above commands
    and No messing with the Fn/F2 keys

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

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    Re: Wifi Problem with Dell Inspiron Laptop

    Thank you guys so much for helping! This is a fantastic forum.

    Pressing the FN+f2 Key was one of the first things I did to unblovk everything. When the problem began, everything on rfkill list was blocked. After pressing the keys, it was unblocked.

    After fixing this problem, if I somehow pressed the keys again, would I have to go through this entire fix, or would I just need to press them again?

    Here's the results from everything you ask.


    bigjoey@bigjoey-Inspiron-5720:~$ ls Downloads
    frostwire-5.3.9.all.deb
    wireless-bcm43142-dkms-6.20.55.19_amd64 (1).deb
    wireless-bcm43142-dkms-6.20.55.19_amd64.deb
    wireless-bcm43142-dkms-6.20.55.19_i386 (1).deb
    wireless-bcm43142-dkms-6.20.55.19_i386.deb

    bigjoey@bigjoey-Inspiron-5720:~$ cd Desktop
    bigjoey@bigjoey-Inspiron-5720:~/Desktop$

    bigjoey@bigjoey-Inspiron-5720:~/Desktop$ ls
    0.jpg Tournament.odt
    frostwire.desktop wireless-bcm43142-dkms-6.20.55.19_i386 (1).deb
    gparted.desktop

    bigjoey@bigjoey-Inspiron-5720:~/Desktop$ rfkill list
    0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    1: dell-bluetooth: Bluetooth
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no

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    Re: Wifi Problem with Dell Inspiron Laptop

    ok...
    wireless-bcm43142-dkms-6.20.55.19_amd64 (1).deb
    wireless-bcm43142-dkms-6.20.55.19_amd64.deb
    wireless-bcm43142-dkms-6.20.55.19_i386 (1).deb
    wireless-bcm43142-dkms-6.20.55.19_i386.deb

    and the same file in Desktop we will delete and start fresh

    click the left launcher bar
    click the home folder (looks like a house)
    click the Desktop folder...left side.... then
    rightclick the wireles bcm .deb files folders and send them to trash
    click the Download folder
    right click ALL wireless-bc,43143-dkms-6.20.55.19_xx.deb files
    and send them to trash.
    then..close those pages.

    please post
    Code:
    arch
    and
    the same commands in the last post to verify they have been cleared

    thanks...it gets easy from here..it is important we do ONE thing at a time
    and again NO Fn/F2
    Craving anchovy, herring and squid pizza.....with clam sauce

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    Re: Wifi Problem with Dell Inspiron Laptop

    I did everything you ask. Here are the results.

    I'm extremely thankful that you're walking me through this. Would it be too much trouble to explain exactly what's going on because I would really enjoy the learning experience.

    Thanks.


    bigjoey@bigjoey-Inspiron-5720:~$ ls Downloads
    frostwire-5.3.9.all.deb
    bigjoey@bigjoey-Inspiron-5720:~$ cd Desktop
    bigjoey@bigjoey-Inspiron-5720:~/Desktop$ ls
    0.jpg frostwire.desktop gparted.desktop Tournament.odt
    bigjoey@bigjoey-Inspiron-5720:~/Desktop$ rfkill list
    0: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    1: dell-bluetooth: Bluetooth
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    bigjoey@bigjoey-Inspiron-5720:~/Desktop$

    When I typed "arch" into terminal it said "i686" (Without the quotes of course.)

    Thanks again.

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