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    Re: Wireless in Ubunyu with Dell E1505 - No go

    nope, didn't work.
    I'm out of options.
    Thanks
    S

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    Re: Wireless in Ubunyu with Dell E1505 - No go

    the system cannot find the file b43-fwcutter. I made sure I was in the correct folder.
    I did a complete search on the computer and it was not found.
    Tel me now about my ignorance.

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    Re: Wireless in Ubunyu with Dell E1505 - No go

    Well I reloaded the system as I couldn't get a wireless connection to show any longer and configure. I think I messed it up good.

    How do these instructions look for wireless configuration?
    http://www.linuxwireless.org/en/user...43andb43legacy

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    Re: Wireless in Ubunyu with Dell E1505 - No go

    Quote Originally Posted by Eman1955 View Post
    Well I reloaded the system as I couldn't get a wireless connection to show any longer and configure. I think I messed it up good.

    How do these instructions look for wireless configuration?
    http://www.linuxwireless.org/en/user...43andb43legacy
    The instructions look fine. The only thing that I will mention is that if you don't have build-essential installed, you will not be able to compile the b43-fwcutter.

    b43-fwcutter should be in the installation CD. To add it from the Terminal:
    Code:
    sudo apt-cdrom add
    It will ask you for the CD. Insert it and it will be added. Then:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    will load the package lists into the system.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
    It will install the package and then will ask you if you want to have it find the firmware for you. If you DO have an internet connection, say yes and it will install it for you.

    If you do NOT have a working internet connection, make sure that you say no or cancel. You will need to download the firmware and place it in your home directory. Here are the files that you need:
    http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources...a-3.130.20.0.o
    http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources...0.53.0.tar.bz2

    Once they are in your home directory, go to the Terminal and do the following:
    Code:
    cd
    sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o
    tar xfvj broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0.tar.bz2
    sudo b43-fwcutter --unsupported -w /lib/firmware broadcom-wl-4.80.53.0/kmod/wl_apsta_mimo.o
    sudo chmod o+rx /lib/firmware/b43 /lib/firmware/b43legacy
    That should do it. It is very similar to the link that you just provided. The difference is that this one will also load the b43legacy drivers also. This is the way that Ubuntu does it. The information above is based on their install script that comes with b43-fwcutter.

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    Re: Wireless in Ubunyu with Dell E1505 - No go

    Greetings. I had an Issue with DELL 530 laptop on Windows. It seems the DELL wireless card has a power option that if not set correctly will cause a lag, hang, or no connect at all. This new power option is set to default, and only works with new wireless routers. In Windows you go to the properties of the network card, click on configure, and de-select default. You also need to move the min-max slider to the min side and then back to the max side. Then I could connect to the internet. Is there a power setting in Ubuntu for wireless cards? Many Dell windows laptops have reported this problem. I expect there is a similar effect and setting in the Ubuntu world. If there is a power setting option somewhere in Ubuntu, it may help some of the Ubuntu Dell Laptop owners connect to the internet.
    Old HP-UX guy.... New Linux guy....

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    Re: Wireless in Ubuntu with Dell E1505 - No go

    Thanks for hanging in there with me Ayuthia. It works!
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    What about a firewall and anitvirus? I didn't see them (yet).

    Thanks again!

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    Re: Wireless in Ubuntu with Dell E1505 - No go

    Quote Originally Posted by Eman1955 View Post
    Thanks for hanging in there with me Ayuthia. It works!
    Thank you, thank you, thank you!
    What about a firewall and anitvirus? I didn't see them (yet).

    Thanks again!

    http://ubuntuforums.org/images/smilies/icon_smile.gif
    I am not an expert on firewalls, but I have used Firestarter (you should be able to find this in Synaptic/Adept).

    As for antivirus, I have used AVG (free version). It is only for 32-bit though. Here is the link to the download:
    http://www.grisoft.cz/filedir/inst/a...a1243.i386.deb

    If you want to do this from the Terminal:
    Code:
    cd
    wget -c http://www.grisoft.cz/filedir/inst/avg75fld-r51-a1243.i386.deb
    sudo dpkg -i avg75fld-r51-a1243.i386.deb
    It is rare to find a virus in Linux, but it is better to be safe than sorry!

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    Re: Wireless in Ubunyu with Dell E1505 - No go

    The more popular Linux gets the more attention it will get from the evil of the world.

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    Re: Wireless in Ubunyu with Dell E1505 - No go

    Off to the Cubs game. Talk later.

    S

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    Re: Wireless in Ubunyu with Dell E1505 - No go

    Quote Originally Posted by Eman1955 View Post
    Off to the Cubs game. Talk later.

    S
    After all I have helped you with, no invite to the game??? I am only in Madison!!!

    Have fun!

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