I could probably have installed the Windows driver which works like a champ with ndiswrapper, but oh well. 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. To check what card is installed use the command: It just never finishes trying to connect. Dell Latitude C won’t connect to any wireless network So my dad has an old Dell Latitude C that we’re trying to install linux on.

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I also went ahead and ran the following: Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux? To check what card is installed use the command: Introduction to Linux – A Hands on Guide This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.

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Please post the output of Code:. Dad decided it wasn’t worth the trouble and just stuck WinXP back on the laptop, which works fine. Tags dellwireless Thread Tools.

Broadcom Corporation BCM It just sits there trying to connect forever. Visit the following links: The card typically used is a Dell branded card, but is based on the broadcom chipset.

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Whatever fits the c460 best Posts: Last edited by frankbell; at Here’s the output of lshw -C Network: Open Source Consulting Domain Registration. Find More Posts by StinkyB.

Having a problem logging in? Dell Latitude C won’t connect to any wireless network So my dad has an old Dell Latitude C that we’re trying to install linux on.

Linux Power User Bundle. 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 PCMCIA card days.

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Wireless was the Achilles heel of Linux for a long time. If you know anyone who has a USB wireless sireless, it would be worth a shot to borrow it see if it can be made to work. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. WEP supported, bit key [ So my dad has an old Dell Latitude C that we’re trying to install linux on.

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I realise that this thread is now over 6 months old, but this wirelews help if anyone has this problem in future: You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. All times are GMT I don’t think lsusb will help, but here it is: We were talking about this tonight at our pre-LUG meeting dinner. Find More Posts by frankbell.