October 19, at 3: I do not know which update caused the problem, nor whether the update actually deactivated the driver maybe it was something I did. You use the beta release if you want the latest versions. After multiple attempts with other recommended solutions, yours worked. Going to switch to 64 bit now that I know it works. How do I get to the drivers using a Mac, Dell will not let me get past Go? Ubuntu installs are a piece of cake, especially since I was able to allow it to use the entire hard disk for its own use with no sharing or dual booting.

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Reinstalling the driver did the work for me. Then long-pressed the power button to restart and when it restarted, it worked. Select it and click on activate. July 21, at 8: Please refer to the Ubuntu Code of Conduct.

[SOLVED] Wifi Driveres without Ethernet connection for Dell Inspiron Ubuntu

The Network Manager says that I only have a ‘Wired’ Network and it doesn’t have any other options to choose from. After an hour reading various posts on how to get Ubuntu Linux wireless working, I found your post.


I do not know which update caused the problem, nor whether the update actually deactivated the driver maybe it was something I did. ununtu

September 11, at 3: After a lot of googling and futile attempts at enabling wifi in Mint, I found your wonderful article. Only sound is too low, I can’t find any drivers or packages to install modem d v. I was in unfamiliar territory.

Linux laptops with WiFi are a special treat because I can relocate them to spots where I can access them directly when needed, or ssh into them from my Macbook Air.

Can anyone help please?

Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. Rahmat H Slamet says: February 24, at 9: This entry was posted in WjrelessTechnology. Any chance you can help. I had a quick look and there’s a bunch of stuff relating to your dell in askubuntu and here, but they all seemed to be for older ubuntu releases. I guess I’ll have to wait another day for a real challenge!

Email required Address never made public. Use of this xell constitutes acceptance of our User Agreement and Privacy Policy. On the Dash’s search box, type drivers and you’ll see an option called Adtional drivers. April 26, at 4: Followed the instruction but wireless network still not showing on my old dell d laptop.


Dell Inspiron 1520

January 1, at Because of this you wieeless need a external USB optical drive or some similar method to install Linux. This is a problem with Fedora 7.

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I connected the Laptop into a wired connection and downloaded the Wicd Network Manager but it had no effect either. The only surprise I got was a good one. Here’s a decent guide to broadcom drivers: