Also, in the network manager menu, “Enable Wireless” is checked. In earlier versions of Ubuntu this was installed as long when installing system updates as long as the laptop was connected to the Internet at the time ie by ethernet cable. Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. Ad-hoc demo mode supported [ It just never finishes trying to connect.

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Dell Latitude C won’t connect to any deell network So my dad has an old Dell Latitude C that we’re trying to install linux on. I’ve had it work for me on Slackware Are you new to LinuxQuestions. I could probably have installed the Windows driver which works like a champ with ndiswrapper, but oh well.

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Dell Latitude C won’t connect to any wireless network

I realise that this thread is now over 6 months old, but this may help if anyone has this problem in future: As it turns out, you guys were oh-so-close Linux for Dell Latitude C Dell Latitude C has no sound on Slackware Find More Posts by penguintutor.

It just never finishes trying to connect. Connected [ Dad decided deol wasn’t worth the trouble and just stuck WinXP back on the laptop, which works fine. This does not seam to happen 6c40 If the card were completely disabled, I don’t think wireless networks would even show up in the list. Ubuntu, Mandriva, Redhat and Fedora Posts: The time now is In that case post the output of Code:.

I then opened the wifi card cover on the laptop don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner and copied down everything that was on there.

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As the card was not included by default it may be that a different card was put in. It just sits there trying to connect forever.


All times are GMT WEP supported, bit key [ Basically, I was able to get this working through a combination of: Here’s the output of lshw -C Network: Tags dellwireless Thread Tools. If you have the broadcom-sta-common package installed it blacklists the b43 driver which is required for wireless.

Some of the older members not older in years, older in Linux remembered situations such as this, in which Linux saw the card and could not communicate with it, from the Dsll card days. Broadcom Corporation BCM But, I knew I was getting somewhere when I was able to get the laptop talking to the router.

Wireless interface physical id: Please post the output of Code:. Find More Posts by StinkyB. Any ideas on what we can do?