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    wireless for dell vostro 1500

    Hello,

    I am a complete novice concerning Ubuntu. I read in one of your posts where you were able to get someone's wireless to work. I have loaded 13.10 on my Dell laptop Vostro 1500, which I believe has Broadcom BCM 4311. I have figured out how to get to terminal, and have tried running some of the code suggested but have had no success. Please help.



    Thanks,

    larryclydeu

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    Re: wireless for dell vostro 1500

    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: wireless for dell vostro 1500

    I think I attached the info file.

    Thanks
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    Re: wireless for dell vostro 1500

    Please do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-firmware-nonfree
    Watch for errors.
    Reboot

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    Re: wireless for dell vostro 1500

    Thanks, that got my wireless going! I marked the thread as solved.

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    Re: wireless for dell vostro 1500

    Your welcome!

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