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I looked at another thread and it suggested using ndiswrapper which I never got working. I am not very experienced with Linux but am slowly learning. Here is the info ...
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    Dell Wireless Card


    I looked at another thread and it suggested using ndiswrapper which I never got working. I am not very experienced with Linux but am slowly learning. Here is the info that was suggested I post to make things a little easier.

    00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub [8086:2a00] (rev 03)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 PCI Express Root Port [8086:2a01] (rev 03)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 [8086:2834] (rev 04)
    00:1a.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 [8086:2835] (rev 04)
    00:1a.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 [8086:283a] (rev 04)
    00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller [8086:284b] (rev 04)
    00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:283f] (rev 04)
    00:1c.1 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 [8086:2841] (rev 04)
    00:1c.3 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 4 [8086:2845] (rev 04)
    00:1c.5 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 6 [8086:2849] (rev 04)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:2830] (rev 04)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:2831] (rev 04)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:2832] (rev 04)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 [8086:2836] (rev 04)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge [8086:2448] (rev f4)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller [8086:2815] (rev 04)
    00:1f.2 SATA controller [0106]: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller [8086:2829] (rev 04)
    00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:283e] (rev 04)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc Mobility Radeon HD 3650 [1002:9591]
    01:00.1 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc RV635 Audio device [Radeon HD 3600 Series] [1002:aa20]
    03:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller [1180:0832] (rev 05)
    03:01.1 SD Host controller [0805]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter [1180:0822] (rev 22)
    03:01.2 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter [1180:0592] (rev 12)
    03:01.3 System peripheral [0880]: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller [1180:0852] (rev 12)
    09:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe [14e4:1698] (rev 10)
    0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:432b] (rev 01)

    Module Size Used by
    hidp 22016 1
    af_packet 25728 2
    binfmt_misc 16904 1
    ipv6 263972 16
    rfcomm 44560 4
    bridge 56980 0
    stp 10628 1 bridge
    bnep 20480 2
    sco 18308 2
    l2cap 30464 21 hidp,rfcomm,bnep
    vboxdrv 71576 0
    kvm_intel 49728 0
    kvm 142912 1 kvm_intel
    ppdev 15748 0
    acpi_cpufreq 15500 1
    cpufreq_userspace 11396 0
    cpufreq_powersave 9856 0
    cpufreq_conservative 14600 0
    cpufreq_ondemand 14988 1
    cpufreq_stats 13188 0
    freq_table 12672 3 acpi_cpufreq,cpufreq_ondemand,cpufreq_stats
    sbs 19464 0
    container 11520 0
    pci_slot 12680 0
    sbshc 13440 1 sbs
    iptable_filter 10752 0
    ip_tables 19600 1 iptable_filter
    x_tables 22916 1 ip_tables
    sbp2 29324 0
    parport_pc 39332 0
    lp 17156 0
    parport 42604 3 ppdev,parport_pc,lp
    joydev 18368 0
    btusb 19736 4
    bluetooth 61924 14 hidp,rfcomm,bnep,sco,l2cap,btusb
    uvcvideo 63624 0
    compat_ioctl32 9344 1 uvcvideo
    serio_raw 13444 0
    dcdbas 15008 0
    videodev 41344 1 uvcvideo
    psmouse 45200 0
    sdhci_pci 15360 0
    sdhci 23940 1 sdhci_pci
    pcspkr 10624 0
    mmc_core 58268 1 sdhci
    evdev 17696 18
    v4l1_compat 22404 2 uvcvideo,videodev
    iTCO_wdt 18596 0
    iTCO_vendor_support 11652 1 iTCO_wdt
    snd_hda_intel 384176 3
    snd_seq_dummy 10884 0
    snd_seq_oss 38528 0
    snd_seq_midi 14336 0
    snd_pcm_oss 46848 0
    snd_rawmidi 29824 1 snd_seq_midi
    snd_mixer_oss 22784 1 snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq_midi_event 15232 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
    snd_pcm 83204 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
    snd_seq 57776 7 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
    video 25232 0
    output 11008 1 video
    snd_timer 29960 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
    snd_seq_device 15116 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
    snd 63268 16 snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_oss,snd_pcm_oss,snd_rawmidi, snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_de vice
    battery 18436 0
    intel_agp 33724 0
    soundcore 15328 1 snd
    button 14224 0
    ac 12292 0
    wmi 14504 0
    shpchp 38036 0
    pci_hotplug 34976 1 shpchp
    agpgart 42184 1 intel_agp
    snd_page_alloc 16136 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
    ext3 133256 1
    jbd 55828 1 ext3
    mbcache 16004 1 ext3
    sr_mod 22212 0
    cdrom 43168 1 sr_mod
    sd_mod 42392 2
    crc_t10dif 9984 1 sd_mod
    sg 39732 0
    usb_storage 82624 0
    usbhid 35840 0
    hid 50560 2 hidp,usbhid
    libusual 30356 1 usb_storage
    ohci1394 37936 0
    ieee1394 96324 2 sbp2,ohci1394
    ahci 37132 1
    libata 178208 1 ahci
    scsi_mod 155212 6 sbp2,sr_mod,sd_mod,sg,usb_storage,libata
    dock 16656 1 libata
    ehci_hcd 43788 0
    tg3 129924 0
    libphy 27520 1 tg3
    uhci_hcd 30864 0
    usbcore 149488 8 btusb,uvcvideo,usb_storage,usbhid,libusual,ehci_hc d,uhci_hcd
    dm_mirror 27008 0
    dm_log 17924 1 dm_mirror
    dm_snapshot 26276 0
    dm_mod 63432 3 dm_mirror,dm_log,dm_snapshot
    thermal 23708 0
    processor 42156 4 acpi_cpufreq,thermal
    fan 12548 0
    fbcon 47648 0
    tileblit 10880 1 fbcon
    font 16512 1 fbcon
    bitblit 13824 1 fbcon
    softcursor 9984 1 bitblit
    fuse 60828 3

    2.6.27-11-generic

    I also have the error messages but there were none referencing firmware.

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    I just need to get the wireless card on my Dell Laptop working.

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    Hello, and welcome to Linux Forums.

    This is the wireless card:
    Code:
    0c:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:432b] (rev 01)
    There is a Linux driver available, but it is not enabled by default. First, open the Hardware Drivers manager.

    System-->Administration-->Hardware Drivers.

    There should be an entry named "Broadcom STA wireless driver". Put a check in the "enabled" box, disable the b43 driver, if present, and reboot. If you also have a Broadcom wired network card, it may cause problems.
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    When I access
    System > Administration > Hardware Drivers
    The only drivers that it talks about are thrid part and propriety drivers
    I haven't the slightest clue how to access the rest of the drivers on the system

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    The Broadcom STA wireless driver is a third party/proprietary driver. You should enable/install the linux-restricted-modules package. Use apt or the Synaptic program to do this.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules
    You need a wired internet connection to install the wireless driver. Do you have that? If not, down load the driver from here:
    Broadcom Corporation - Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA driver

    See the README file on the same page for instructions. Also, you can follow these instructions.

    Installing Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA driver Lost in Cyberspace

    Make sure that first you have these programs installed:

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-source
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-headers
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install build-essential
    Last edited by waterhead; 04-16-2009 at 10:19 AM.
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    Ok the linux source is now installed and the headers and essential were already up to date

    It gives this error

    E: Couldn't find package linux-restricted-modules

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    Use the kernel version in the command. To have it automatically use the current kernel version, use this.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-`uname -r`
    Those are backticks surrounding the uname command. This is a way to execute a command within a command. Otherwise, just try this:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-2.6.27-11-generic
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    Still same error

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    I followed the link and tried to open it with package manager this is the error that I got

    Generic Linux restricted modules.
    This package will always depend on the latest generic Linux restricted modules available.

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