Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? I could probably have installed the Windows driver which works like a champ with ndiswrapper, but oh well. Linux for Dell Latitude C Changed eth0 entry -from- iface eth0 inet static address In that case post the output of Code:. The C didn’t come with Wireless as standard, but has a slot for a mini-wireless card.

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When it works, it’s rock solid. Linux – Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues. As it turns out, you guys were oh-so-close Disconnected [ If you’d like to contribute content, let us know.

Any suggestions for a linux-compatible wireless NIC that I can stick in one of the slots? Find More Posts by penguintutor. The one I used for years before I moved back home to Virginia used ltaitude sell grab-bag used stuff for five dollars with no guarantee, of course.

But, I knew I was getting somewhere when I was able to get the laptop talking to the router. As the card was not included by default it may be that a different card was put in. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. The card typically used is a Dell branded card, but is based on the broadcom chipset.


They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.

All times are GMT Please post the output of Code: Visit the following links: Thanks, I tried the wifi again using the latest Damn Small Linux and an old Mandriva disk we had lying around. It just sits there trying to connect forever.

Linux Power User Bundle. I don’t know this for a fact, but the funky way it responds to various detection test leads me in that direction.

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This does not seam to happen with Search this Thread Advanced Search. End Edit If you can find a Windows driver for the card, lafitude on the Dell site, ndiswrapper might work.

Finally as I said earlier this is if you have a Broadcom mini-wireless card. The time now is Please visit this latitudee to clear all LQ-related cookies. Update on CUbuntu-Wifi Success Thanks for the update. Connected [ Bus Device I have chopped it short for brevity.


Wireless was the Achilles heel of Linux for a long time. If the card were completely disabled, I don’t think wireless networks would even show up in the list.