We can also use sudo to give tee root permissions so we can write to the file that we otherwise couldn’t. Someone I work with recommended Ubuntu so I decided to give it a shot. If you’re interested in trying out the ndiswrapper equivalent, then it should work now that you’ve disabled the bios thing. Partners Support Community Ubuntu. I have yet to have any problems but I’ve only been using Linux for a week now. Open a new terminal and do “sudo -s” and then try the same code without the sudo.

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Now, under Gutsy I installed ndiswrapper following everything mentioned in this how-to, and WLAN now works almost perfectly! One of the most common reasons that many people can’t get their wireless working is because their system is in a state of chaos.

Instructions for installation may be found later in this article. This is a great tutorial, but I still have a problem. The bcmwl-kernel-source package aims to offer a later version for a given release.

Solved: Problem with Dell Wireless adapter | Tech Support Guy

You might want to check out this: Anothe rthing that you can do if it still does not work is try enabling WEP security Setting up build-essential Have you tweaked your kernel at all? It starts fine once I manually tell it to though.


I have my wireless working, but I did not blacklist these drivers that gutsy is trying to use.

The issue is most likely related to the way that you have your wireless security settings configured on your card. Sounds like its not auto loading. The broadcom-sta package aims to offer an earlier version for a given release. I think that’s what jw means. This worked where many other guides failed to work – Deol Compaq b. I have a new wireless problem. If it doesnt work but linux sees it, it might now work with all distros then its likely the card is dead.

However if this is the case then “ndiswrapper -l” will list it as an “invalid driver” in which case we’ll know you simply made a typographical error, or were in the wrong directory when you tried to install the driver.

When you try to connect to the network you should get a pop-up box asking for the passphrase for the network, if that doesn’t happen then if you click on the network-manager icon and open up the manual configuration dialog you can configure it there.

Solved: Problem with Dell 1390 Wireless adapter

No need to sift through all of the pages. You do need to blacklist the broacdom still and then after a reboot everything should be working. There are a few variations on this “piping” thing: Any assistance would be appreciated. I set everything but I can’t connect.


Uh, can you please make in your first post or here the entire guide again, But for people who need to do the whole thing offline? If you use tab slan autocomplete the bcmwl5.

Broadcom bcm43xx (also dell ) wifi device

At the bottom of the file, add the command to start your program wicd-tray? Just upgraded to 1. I regret not saving the error report, but when I enter sudo ndiswrapper -l, the second part fails. Are you new to LinuxQuestions.

Broadcom Corporation Dell Wireless 1390

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? That’s my whole terminal after doing everything you said. I am reinstalling MINT.

In an hour or so we were able to get to laptops working in the wifi mode using Ubuntu Dvader.