I also went ahead and ran the following: May it be that you have an USB wireless adapter? Find More Posts by frankbell View Blog. Broadcom Corporation BCM Install drivers using firmware-binstaller I realise that this thread is now over 6 months old, but this may help if anyone has this problem in future:

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Dell Latitude C has no sound on Slackware The network manager sees wireless networks but won’t connect to them, and it doesn’t matter what kind of wireless security is on the network.

The eth1 output continues in a similar fashion for several hundred more lines. If so, a new USB card might be the best way to go.

Dad wjreless it wasn’t worth the trouble and just stuck WinXP back on the laptop, which works fine. In that case post the output of Code:.

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According to the specs PDFit came with Dell-branded wireless woreless, but, I was unable to track down in the time I was willing to devote to it who manufactured the card for Dell. Join our community today!

Dell Latitude C640 Wifi Cards

Oh – and one more thing It just sits there trying to connect forever. Find More Posts by wirelexs The card typically used is a Dell branded card, but is based on the broadcom chipset. Find More Posts by frankbell View Blog.

Please post the output of Code:. You have no idea how happy I was when Firefox finally showed the Google home page!

The Dell Latitude C640 laptop and linux

Whatever fits the task best Posts: When it works, it’s rock solid. Visit the following links: Dell Latitude C won’t connect to any wireless network So my dad has an old Dell Latitude C that we’re trying to install linux on.

Wireless was the Achilles heel of Linux for a long time. Anyway, if any of this gives someone an idea on how to approach the problem from here, let me know.


You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. End Edit If you can find a Windows driver for the card, maybe on the Dell site, ndiswrapper might work. Instead, I can see all the available networks, and choose one to attempt to connect to.

As it turns out, you guys were oh-so-close Disconnected [ Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Linux – Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues. Thought I’d tie up some loose ends on this thread.

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All times are GMT When it doesn’t, it doesn’t. Finally as I said earlier this is if you have a Broadcom mini-wireless card. Any ideas on what we can do? Open Source Consulting Domain Registration.

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