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    Install "Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card" in Ubuntu

    Hi, a few days ago I purchased a Dell Inspiron 1525 that came with Win Vista, immediately put ubuntu.

    Was everything ok, except by the Wi-Fi (in win works), I found that it's not recognized. Search in Internet and find in ubuntu forum that i must to use the ndiswrapper to install win drivers. So I went to the Dell site, was downloaded the drivers for the plate and follow the instructions to post here (last post)

    Now it would seem that I recognized wi-fi card (at least to pull sudo lshw-C network, they list that) but do not know how to connect to Wi-Fi.

    I understand I have to go to "manual network configuration" and there I would have to appear "wireless network" or something like that, but does not.

    There is something I am doing wrong? I am missing something?


    Please excuse my English

    Thank

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    Re: Install "Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card" in Ubuntu

    Please help me!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Install "Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card" in Ubuntu

    you have to set the wireless connection.
    use the network-manager or wicd to set if you're using WPA password etc.
    the WPA2 is working on 8.10 only. I mean for inspiron 1525.

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    Re: Install "Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card" in Ubuntu

    The interface does not appear anywhere.

    I do iwconfig and I get everything with "no wireless extensions".

    Yesterday I upgrade to version 8.10.

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    Question Re: Install "Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card" in Ubuntu

    Hey, I have the same adapter, did you ever find a fix? I am looking into solutions now.

    Regards,

    Kevin W
    www.kevinorin.com

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    Re: Install "Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card" in Ubuntu

    It looks like you need to use the ndiswrapper and the windows driver. This post walks through it.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=960628
    Last edited by duanedesign; January 28th, 2010 at 01:38 AM. Reason: update

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    Re: Install "Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card" in Ubuntu

    I have the same problem. I am on a Dell 1721 with the 1395 wireles card I did everithig I have found o the interet, and finally I see the wirelless ligth working., but I canot see any network, if I do iwconfig i get:

    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.


    Then if I do:
    ndiswrapper -l
    WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist, it will be ignored in a future release.
    WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper, it will be ignored in a future release.
    bcmwl5 : driver installed
    device (14E4:4315) present (alternate driver: ssb)


    So, the driver seems to be there but I cannot hit the internet! HELP PLEAAASE

    Cheers,
    Esteban

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    Re: Install "Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-Card" in Ubuntu

    If sudo lspci -v shows it as BCM 4312 (or 4311) you should not need ndiswrapper. If you can temporarily connect to a wired network, that is easiest. Otherwise you will need to insert your Ubuntu install CD, go to System > Adminstration > Synaptic, and check the box to add the CD to the repository. Exit Synaptic.

    Then go to System > Administration > Hardware Drivers, and activate Broadcom STA (not sure if you will need to reboot). Then you should be able to configure it from System > Preferences > Network Connections > Wireless (although, in ifconfig -a it will appear to be eth instead of wlan).

    If you added the install CD to the Synaptic repository, you can then go back to Synaptic and uncheck it.

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