Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of service , privacy policy and cookie policy , and that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. I’m talking about the icon that’s second from the right in this image: Jules 1 2 How to make my Dell wlan minicard work. Here are the important commands Jules In Network Indicator menu click on edit connections and see if it’s listed there?

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Email Required, but never shown. Not what I wanted to hear, but that’s not your fault. Jules In Network Indicator menu click on edit connections and see if it’s listed there?

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Broadcom Corporation BCM Sign up using Facebook. How to make my Dell wlan minicard work I believe the card is being incorrectly detected by the kernel because iwlist scan reports eth1 as not supporting scanning, and iwconfig reports that mihi-card has no wireless extensions To that end, I blacklisted ‘wl’. I had same problems with Broadcom driver on Lucid and Maverick.

It needs to have a green icon next to your driver name. Also a lsmod grep “wlan” search comes up with nothing If you run the command: Sign up or log in Sign up using Google.


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Post as a guest Name. Let’s see what the kernel has to say about it: Also, if anyone knows a way to specify which kernel driver and modules a piece of hardware uses it may well be very handy.

Thanks for the responses. Don’t know if you’re still looking for an answer but the answer here I don’t think linuux disconnects have the slightest to do with the name of the interface. I had no issue with this on my last laptop, however airmon-ng is reporting that interface eth1 has an unknown chipset. It’s approximately, “I read that my wireless card doesn’t support injection and airmon.

The additional drivers application shows a green icon and says it is “activated and currently in use”. I have used Backtrack in the past, however I prefer the “emptiness” of a fresh, proper Ubuntu install, so I can configure it how I want from the start, without having to re-configure Backtrack and risk breaking some of the installed software, most of which falls outside what I usually have to use.

Checking the module aliases in wl shows: What is more compelling is here: Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled. It is easy to force a device to load another driver, however it’s very difficult and usually impossible to get the wrong driver to actually operate and connect.


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During installation, Ubuntu How to make my Dell wlan minicard work. After installing the Broadcom STA driver from the Proprietary drivers selection I was able to connect to my wireless network, however the connection repeatedly drops.

Are you sure that you activated your Broadcom STA driver?. Here are the important commands The solution was to remove the incorrect driver causing the network conflict which I found here: I have been working with a case where the interface is ra0.

Any ideas what I need to do to get this working? I have a laptop whose interface is wlan0 and another which is eth1.