November 15th, 7. I do not know which update caused the problem, nor whether the update actually deactivated the driver maybe it was something I did. September 3, at I had to restart, and then everything worked perfect. January 1, at 3: The sudo modprobe b43 command just sits there and does nothing at all.

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I uninstalled and reinstalled the driver, and after a restart, it did the trick.

Dell Inspiron wireless card: mini pci card wifi.

This is what I did. It worked for me after uninstalling bcmwl driver and installing b43, then rebooting. Surely there must be a better way. May 22, at 4: It was only then that I recalled that the Debian stable release is very conservative.

This entry was posted in LinuxTechnology. My only complaint right now is the Fn F8 does not toggle between the monitor and external monitor.


May 11, deell 8: Home Bio Photography Writing. Just replacing bcmwl-kernel-source with firmware-binstaller should do it. It will be downloaded and installed.

[SOLVED] Wifi Driveres without Ethernet connection for Dell Inspiron Ubuntu

Originally Posted by peter Followed the instruction but wireless network still not showing on my old dell d laptop. For details on how to actually install and configure the required modules have a look at ububtu guides section for distribution specific instructions.

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February 17, at This saved my life! After the first command: November 15th, 4.


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So I logged off and on logging back on chose Unity 2D. The tip from Ja was great too. November 15th, 2.

September 3, at Wireless on Dell inspiron with 32 bit June 17, at 8: Have just resurrected an old Dell Inspiron You saved me alot of time. July 30, at 8: Chipset is BCM, I tried all sorts of things, no dice. Thank you, thank you, thank you!