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    Wireless setup for inspiron dell 1525


    Tryin to setup wireless connection for my inspiron 1525. When i put in the lspci -nn command i got the following output,anyone with an idea on how i can set it up:

    Output of lspci -nn

    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Co
    ntroller Hub [8086:2a00] (rev 0c)
    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 I
    ntegrated Graphics Controller [8086:2a02] (rev 0c)
    00:02.1 Display controller [0380]: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrat
    ed Graphics Controller [8086:2a03] (rev 0c)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI C
    ontroller #4 [8086:2834] (rev 02)
    00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI C
    ontroller #5 [8086:2835] (rev 02)
    00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI
    Controller #2 [8086:283a] (rev 02)
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Con
    troller [8086:284b] (rev 02)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Po
    rt 1 [8086:283f] (rev 02)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Po
    rt 2 [8086:2841] (rev 02)
    00:1c.4 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Po
    rt 5 [8086:2847] (rev 02)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI C
    ontroller #1 [8086:2830] (rev 02)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI C
    ontroller #2 [8086:2831] (rev 02)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI C
    ontroller #3 [8086:2832] (rev 02)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI
    Controller #1 [8086:2836] (rev 02)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448]
    (rev f2)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Cont roller [8086:2815] (rev 02)
    00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller [8086:2850] (rev 02)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) S ATA AHCI Controller [8086:2829] (rev 02)
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller [8 086:283e] (rev 02)
    02:09.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller [1 180:0832] (rev 05)
    02:09.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 22)
    02:09.2 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller [1180: 0843] (rev 12)
    02:09.3 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adap ter [1180:0592] (rev 12)
    02:09.4 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller [1180: 0852] (rev ff)
    09:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8040 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller [11ab:4354] (rev 12)
    0b:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n [1 4e4:4328] (rev 03)

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    Broadcom Corporation BCM4328 802.11a/b/g/n [1 4e4:4328] (rev 03)
    This is your wireless card. There is no native support for this card in linux, but you can get it running using ndiswrapper and a windows xp driver. It's hard to give more specific instructions without knowing what distro you're running.

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    Since it,s coming from Dell this might be the proper driver to use with ndiswrapper:
    ftp://ftp.dell.com/network/R151517.EXE
    success with it.
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    Note that the file Charles posted is probably a self-extracting .exe file, which won't automatically do its thing in linux. You can extract it using the unzip utility. (Might not be installed by default on your system.)

    unzip(1) - Linux man page

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    Quote Originally Posted by reed9 View Post
    Note that the file Charles posted is probably a self-extracting .exe file, which won't automatically do its thing in linux. You can extract it using the unzip utility. (Might not be installed by default on your system.)

    unzip(1) - Linux man page
    You're right Reed9, forgot to mention that.
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    Yesterday I was reminded that there actually is a Linux driver for this card. It was released by Broadcom, and is not open source. I don't think most users care if it is open source or not, just so the wireless works! I added information about it to the LinuxForums download section

    http://dir.linuxforums.org/category/53/program/583/

    You can download the driver source from Broadcom, and compile it. It creates the wl driver module.
    Broadcom Corporation - Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA driver

    I was told that Ubuntu has this driver available, although I don't know how to enable it on Ubuntu.
    Edit: I think for Ubuntu that you have to install the linux-restricted-modules-<kernel version> package. Then the wl driver will be available
    Last edited by waterhead; 04-06-2009 at 11:13 PM.
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    I knew Broadcom had a driver, but I didn't see the 4328 specified on the website, so I wasn't sure it worked for it. So it's confirmed that this driver does work for the bcm4328?

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    As far as I know. I would like feedback from people that have tried it.

    I used several sources for my info. First was the info at the Broadcom web site, where you can download the driver. it says this:
    These packages contain Broadcom's IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n hybrid Linux® device driver for use with Broadcom's BCM4311-, BCM4312-, BCM4321-, and BCM4322-based hardware
    Then there is the README file available along with the drivers. It says that it supports the 4312 chip (aka:4315).

    A forum member reported it working on Ubuntu with his 4228 card.

    I checked the b43 drivers Unsupported list. There I got the alias names of some of the other chips.

    After all this detective work, I had to post it somewhere, before I forgot about it again. That is when I submitted it to the Downloads section. In the future we can just refer people to that.
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