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  1. #1

    Dell Studio 1737 WiFi Problem!

    Hi, I recently installed Linux Mint 10 on my laptop well my mate did but never mind that basically an Ethernet works but WiFi doesn't which is what I use as my router is downstairs so it's a big problem. I have Windows 7 installed also and the WiFi works on that I'm sure it's to do with the driver I am severely new to Linux so if you could help keep that in mind I'm not an idiot with computers just Linux.

    I was going to add pictures but I need to have 15 posts or more and if I upload them as attachments they're to small so sorry

    If you can help thanks.

  2. #2
    Linux User zenwalker's Avatar
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    Feb 2010
    Inland Empire

    One may try, at the terminal,

    PHP Code:
    sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome 
    To find codified vendor and card info

    PHP Code:
    iwconfig |grep Bit 
    and come back with this info (paste it here) -- someone will help!

    Best wishes!

  3. #3
    Ok so this is what I typed and got back

    PHP Code:
    sudo apt-get install network-manager-gnome
    [sudo]  password for david:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependancy tree
    Reading state information
    ... Done
    -manager-gnome is already the newest version.
    The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
    fakeroot dkms patch
    Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
    0 upgraded0 newly installed0 to remove and 19 not upgraded
    I then typed your second code

    PHP Code:
    iwconfig  |grep Bit
    lo                     no wireless extensions

    eth0                 no wireless extensions 

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    Linux Guru reed9's Avatar
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    Feb 2009
    Boston, MA
    We need to know the chipset of the card. Post the output of
    lspci -vnn | grep -a5 -i net

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    lscpi -vnn | grep -a5 -i net
        Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 100
        Memory at c0200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
        I/O ports at 1c00 [size=32]
        Kernel modules: i2c-i801
    04:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY
      [14e4=4315  (rev01)
                     Subsystem Dell wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card  [1028:000c]
                     Flags: bus master, fast devsel, Latency 0, IRQ 17
                     Memory at f8000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16k]
                     Capabilities: <access denied>
                     Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
                     Kernel modules: ssb
    08:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation Netlink BCM5784M Gigabit
    Ethernet PCIe [14e4:1698] (rev10)
               Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02a0]
               Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 47
               Memory at fc500000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64k]
               Capabilities: <access denied>
               kernel driver in use: tg3
    That took ages to type lol hope this helps thanks

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    Linux Guru reed9's Avatar
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    Feb 2009
    Boston, MA
    Oh gosh, I didn't mean for you to type it out! But it does help.

    You need to install the Broadcom STA drivers. Easiest is if you can hook up to an ethernet connection briefly, otherwise, they're on the installation CD. Instructions for both here.

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    Thanks for sharing information. Accidentally cat'ing a binary file causes the all the characters you type next to show up as odd symbols.

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