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Hey, I just installed Linux Mint 9, and this is my first time using Linux. And I'm having some troubles getting the wifi to work. Tried reading other things and ...
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- 06-23-2010 #1
- Join Date
- Jun 2010
Newb with wifi problems [Dell Latitude]
Hey, I just installed Linux Mint 9, and this is my first time using Linux. And I'm having some troubles getting the wifi to work. Tried reading other things and those didn't really seem to help. Well my comps a Dell Latitude d531. Not sure what else is needed, but if someone can point me in the right direction or willing to help, I would very much appreciate it. Oh and its a Broadcom BCM4321 if I remember correctly.
- 06-23-2010 #2
If you have a wired connection you should be able to install the driver as so
(from a terminal)
sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
- 07-01-2010 #3
- Join Date
- Oct 2004
You need to installed the correct WiFi module driver
Reference and download from:
Broadcom.com - 802.11 Linux STA driver
then install packages wpa_supplicant and wireless-tools
after installed the driver and needed software. For example eth1 is your wifi)
Startup the device eth1
#ifconfig eth1 up
scan the wifi network need your area, then will show all the information about those searched wifi network. For example, ESSID, CHANNEL, etc
#iwlist eth1 scan
then you need to login one of wifi network without WPA, no security issue
#iwconfig eth1 essid ssid_name channel which_channel
if there have no error show, you already connected to the wifi network, but you don't have any IP address to use, so start to get IP address.
if success, IP address was shown. Then you can enjoy your wifi network.
hope those info can help you! ^_^