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Hey I everyone, I'm new to linux and just recently bought Dell's Studio 15 with Ubuntu preinstalled. The wireless worked fine upon first using it...but I wanted to try a ...
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    Need help with wireless Dell Studio 15.


    Hey I everyone,

    I'm new to linux and just recently bought Dell's Studio 15 with Ubuntu preinstalled. The wireless worked fine upon first using it...but I wanted to try a few other distros and in the process I accidentally uninstalled ubuntu, anyways now after reinstalling Ubuntu the internet doesn't work - it didn't work on any of the other distros either.

    I've attempted to install other drivers with ndiswrapper but after I do, they say: Hardware Present: No

    Can anyone help me out?

    P.S. I read on some site that the driver that used is for Studio 15 is the Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA driver... but I don't know how to install that since it doesn't appear to have .inf file????

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    I don't know if this helps but this is the response I get to the following terminal commands.

    "lspci"

    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
    00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
    00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
    00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 6 (rev 03)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f3)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
    03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
    03:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
    03:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
    03:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev 12)
    09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10)
    0c:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4310 USB Controller (rev 01)

    "lshw -C network"

    *-network UNCLAIMED
    description: Network controller
    product: BCM4310 USB Controller
    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:0c:00.0
    version: 01
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
    configuration: latency=0
    *-network
    description: Ethernet interface
    product: NetLink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe
    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0
    logical name: eth0
    version: 10
    serial: 00:21:70:73:de:d9
    size: 100MB/s
    capacity: 1GB/s
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
    configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.86 duplex=full ip=192.168.1.100 latency=0 link=yes module=tg3 multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s

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    Post the output of this command too
    Code:
    lsusb
    Also, this:
    Code:
    lspci -nn
    Please do not send Private Messages to me with requests for help. I will not reply.

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