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    Post Dell inspiron 1420 wifi. no internet.

    ok i have a dell inspiron 1420 and i have installed ubuntu 13.10. along with win 7 Ultimate. I cant get the wifi to work on ubuntu side of os. I have tried three different methods but none have worked. i dont have a hard line to install the wifi driver that way i have to download with win 7 and switch over to ubuntu to try and fix the problem. i need a step by step idiots guide on how to do this because nothing has worked to this point...

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    Re: Dell inspiron 1420 wifi. no internet.

    Thread moved to Networking & Wireless.

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    Re: Dell inspiron 1420 wifi. no internet.

    Hi, copy and paste this command in the terminal (ctrl+alt+t) please:
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     wget -N -t 5 -T 10 http://dl.dropbox.com/u/57264241/wireless_script && chmod +x wireless_script && ./wireless_script
    It will download a script and create a file named (wireless-info.txt, or wireless-info.txt.tar.gz) in your home folder with wireless information so we can see the condition of your wireless at this time and the Mac address, WPA key and WEP key are removed for your security, then reply back, click on the paper clip and attach the wireless-info.tar.gz file as a zip file.

    If you do not have ethernet either then follow the directions at this link for running the script without internet.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=12350385
    Thanks

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    wireless-info.txtwireless-info.txt
    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Man View Post
    Hi, copy and paste this command in the terminal (ctrl+alt+t) please:
    Code:
     wget -N -t 5 -T 10 http://dl.dropbox.com/u/57264241/wireless_script && chmod +x wireless_script && ./wireless_script
    It will download a script and create a file named (wireless-info.txt, or wireless-info.txt.tar.gz) in your home folder with wireless information so we can see the condition of your wireless at this time and the Mac address, WPA key and WEP key are removed for your security, then reply back, click on the paper clip and attach the wireless-info.tar.gz file as a zip file.

    If you do not have ethernet either then follow the directions at this link for running the script without internet.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=12350385
    Thanks

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    Re: Dell inspiron 1420 wifi. no internet.

    Im new to this forum. I have never had an issue with the wifi like i am now with ubuntu. So i sent the file in the last reply...

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    Re: Dell inspiron 1420 wifi. no internet.

    Download the b43 zip file to a flash drive then drag and drop the file to your ubuntu desktop. Right-click it and select Extract Here. Open a terminal and do:
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    sudo mkdir /lib/firmware/b43
    sudo cp Desktop/b43/* /lib/firmware/b43
    sudo modprobe -rv b43
    sudo modprobe -rv ssb
    sudo modprobe -v b43
    watch for errors, continue with all commands even if you receive an error.
    Thanks
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    Re: Dell inspiron 1420 wifi. no internet.

    do you want me to send you the errors?

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    Re: Dell inspiron 1420 wifi. no internet.

    If it did not work yes post the errors here using code tags by hitting # and placing the errors between the brackets.
    Thanks

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    Re: Dell inspiron 1420 wifi. no internet.

    Well i am in Ubuntu to reply. Thanks alot. where is a good website to learn more about ubuntu or linux in general?

    My GF Gives you many thanks.

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    Re: Dell inspiron 1420 wifi. no internet.

    This is for using the terminal but it does not have to be used very often.
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2015424

    I bought two books from Amazon a few years ago but things change so quick I would not do it again except for commands.

    Most people start a thread in the Absolute Beginners Section to ask that question and they usually get plenty of replies.
    Thanks

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