View Full Version : [ubuntu] [Wifi] Dell Latitude D620?

September 3rd, 2009, 10:44 AM

A friend has a Dell D620 (http://www.dell.com/us/en/dfb/notebooks/latit_d620/pd.aspx?refid=latit_d620&cs=28&s=dfb) laptop.

Since it runs a corporate-installed Windows and it has an issue with the wifi connection*, I'd like to start it with a Linux live CD so as to check if it's the wifi connection or some security measure in Windows.

Can someone confirm that this Dell works fine with the latest Ubuntu, including the wifi connection? I couldn't find which chipset it's using (Atheros, rt73, etc.)

Thank you.

* when using a public hotspot owned by her ISP, must reauthenticate with her ISP every 5mn or so. Tried both the internal wifi connector and a Belkin USB connector (http://catalog.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=459648) I bought, to no avail

September 3rd, 2009, 12:46 PM
The Latitude D620 is equipped with the latest Intel® Centrino® Duo Mobile Technology: an available dual-core Intel® Core™2 Duo processor, choice of Intel 945 GM or 945 PM chipset and Intel PRO/Wireless 3945 Wi-Fi® mini-card.

Intel cards have their own chips and should work without too much trouble on Ubuntu. You can pobably find a bunch of threads on the forum, if you want to take a look at what kind of issues people have been having before trying it out.