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    I cannot connect to internet in ubuntu


    I am a new linux user. I cannot install the wireless device on my laptop. I have attached a text file that contains all the detailed information about my system. But briefly:
    Dell latitude E5410
    built-in wireless device
    DW 1501 Wireless-N WLAN Half-mini Card
    Manufacturer: Broadcom

    02:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4727] (rev 01) Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0010]

    OS: Ubuntu 64bit (I downloaded and installed about one month ago)

    I would be very grateful if you could help me with this problem.
    Thanks in advance,

    Ali
    Last edited by Aliagha; 04-12-2011 at 07:30 PM.

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    Hello and Welcome!

    Looks like you'll just need to install the needed drivers for your wireless chip.
    I don't personally have a Broadcom card, but I'm thinking this should get you going:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
    Enter that into a terminal, reboot, and see if it gets you going.
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    The wireless lan is not installed

    Thank you for the response. I did run the command, and it downloaded, unpacked and installed something! without any error.
    Then, I did reboot, but still the wireless driver seems to not be installed.
    Could you tell me what the next step is?

    Many thaks in advance,
    Ali

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    Finally it is installed

    Finally, the wireless card is installed. I am sending this email from linux!

    Actually, I found the driver in this link:
    broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php
    and indeed after reading the readme file, I found out even I do not need to download the driver. it is already on the ubuntu. I just have to activate it.

    Thanks again,

    Ali

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    Wonderful! Here's one for ya!

    Sorry that my command wasn't the one that got you going, but I am glad that you got the problem resolved!
    And since you're the one that found it... another!
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