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Thread: Dell Wireless 1450 Wireless USB Adapter

  1. #11
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Edmonton, AB, Canada
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Dell Wireless 1450 Wireless USB Adapter

    I got my setup working by using an airport express and Ethernet cable. Seems to be the only solution that works.
    "There does not exist, nor can there exist, true chaos, rather what is taken to be chaotic is by nature a system which is governed by laws the observer either cannot or refuses to accept." ~Camden Narzt

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Re: Dell Wireless 1450 Wireless USB Adapter

    Quote Originally Posted by C4D View Post
    Alright, a couple of you have messaged me for help and so far I've brought success. Here's what you do for any one else who would like to know:
    If you do in fact have the same adapter as I do then the driver below will work 110% guaranteed.

    1)Download the folder with drivers in it from the above link

    2)Move the folder on your Linux machine to /home/user/bin (or, wherever you'd like to store it)


    You are done! It should work flawlessly now. Let me know if you have anymore questions. I switched from Ubuntu to OpenSuse 11 (Gnome) 1 day after using Ubuntu (and was able to figure out my driver problem). Opensuse 11 is a better OS in my opinion and takes about 3 steps to get this driver working right... but suit yourself!

    - Richard
    Went from Ubuntu 9.10 to Linux Mint 9 (fork of Ubuntu 10.4). In 9.10 I could install my Dell 1450 Wireless USB adapter by activating the "Broadcom STA wireless driver" in "Hardware Drivers". In 10.4 this is not possible any more.
    As workaround I installed this 2K Windows driver. Goto "Control Center" and select "Windows Wireless Drivers" (under "System"). Click "Install New Driver" and locate ./2K/DELLNIC.inf.

    So many thanks for the link! You rock!

    I found on another site that you can install "Windows Wireless Drivers". It's called ndisgtk. This is a quote that I found. Have fun with it!
    This tutorial shows how to install your Windows system wireless network-card driver in Ubunu using ndisgtk.
    Step1: Install ndisgtk.
    Go to System->Administration->Synaptic Package Manager,search ndisgtk,then mark and install ndisgtk.(three packages ndiswrapper-common,ndiswrapper-utils,ndisgtk will be installed)
    this can be used to install Windows network card drivers in ubuntu system.
    After installed ndisgtk,open Windows Wireless Drivers from System->Administration menu.Then just click Install New Drivers and select your Windows card driver file to install.
    Finally,the installed network card driver will list in the left box.You can click the network manager icon at right-top of your screen and find wireless network.
    Last edited by Marc van der Wijst; November 7th, 2010 at 11:10 PM.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Aug 2010

    Re: Dell Wireless 1450 Wireless USB Adapter

    to cjn

    Did you get the wireless card to run?
    I ask, because I ran the card on ubuntu 10.04 and now on ubuntu 12.04,
    if its the same card.
    Can tell you how.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Ubuntu Mate 16.04 Xenial Xerus

    Re: Dell Wireless 1450 Wireless USB Adapter

    If a post is older than a year or so and hasn't had a new reply in that time, instead of replying to it, create a new thread. In the software world, a lot can change in a very short time, and doing things this way makes it more likely that you will find the best information. You may link to the original discussion in the new thread if you think it may be helpful.

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