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    Unhappy Wireless networking in ubuntu 8.04


    I installed ubuntu 8.04 on my dell inspiron 1525. I cant figure out how to make my wireless card work . Does any one know how I can make my wireless card work?
    Every thing else works fine in ubuntu . Thanks for the help.

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    post the output of

    iwconfig
    iwlist scanning

    and depending if its pci or usb:
    lspci
    lsusb

    and post some information on the card type, manufacturer etc.
    Maybe then we can help you. Cheers.

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    iwconfig output:

    lo no wireless extension.

    eth0 no wireless extension.

    iwlist scanning output:

    lo Interface deosnt support scanning.

    eth0 Interface deosnt support scanning.

    The manufacturer is dell.

    Board: Dell Wireless 1395 WLAN Mini-card rev 2.10

    chipset: BCM4315/BCM22062000

    I have no idea whether this information is what you need but i hope it is

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    i cant find any mention of a linux wireless driver for the Broadcom chipset (is the chipset in you DELL WLAN card) however, ill keep looking. Maybe ill find a development build or the likes. However, i found forums where people got this working using ndiswrapper. A utility which uses your windows drivers, in linux, for your device.

    Here is a link here:www.sabayonlinux.org • View topic - Dell Wireless 1395
    its about Sabayon and Ubuntu so you should be fine.

    Here is link about how to use, install and configure ndiswrapper:
    http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/NDIS_Wrapper

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    Go to System->Administration->Hardware Drivers. Let it install the drivers it finds.
    You must be connected to the Internet (using an ethernet cable) for this to work.

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