You should then be able to select the appropriate network from the normal network list. Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies. I looked this up on Google, though, and it looks like a card that you need to stick in a PC card slot, not something that would be built in to the laptop. Whatever fits the task best Posts: Linux – Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues. Tags dell , wireless Thread Tools.

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Thanks, I tried the wifi again using the latest Damn Small Linux and an old Mandriva disk we had lying around. Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Bus Device Broadcom Corporation BCM 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. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. I could probably have installed the Windows driver which works like a champ with ndiswrapper, but oh well.

In earlier versions of Ubuntu this was installed as long when installing system updates as long as the laptop was connected to the Internet at the time ie by ethernet cable. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own. Finally as I said earlier this is if you have a Broadcom mini-wireless card.


In that case post the output of Code:. Ubuntu, Mandriva, Redhat and Fedora Posts: Hello, Everyone – This is my first post in this forum, and I feel compelled to reply as I would not have been able to get this resolved without the prior work of everyone else in this thread – thank you, all – beezum88, TobiSGD, frankbell, penguintutor.

Changed eth0 entry -from- iface eth0 inet static address This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. Wireless interface physical id: If the card were completely disabled, I don’t think wireless networks would even show up in the list.

Instead, I can see all the available networks, and choose one to attempt to connect to. Thought I’d tie up some loose ends on this thread.

Dell Latitude C won’t connect to any wireless network

If you know anyone who has a USB wireless card, it would be worth a shot to borrow it see if it can be made c64 work. The eth1 output continues in a similar fashion for several hundred more lines.


Find More Posts d640 frankbell View Blog. If you have a reputable independent second-hand store nearby, that might be a place to look if you want to pursue this.

The one I used for years before I moved back home to Virginia used to sell grab-bag used stuff for five dollars with no guarantee, of course. Thanks for the update. All times are GMT When it doesn’t, it doesn’t. Here’s the output of lshw -C Network: Wireless was the Achilles heel of Linux for a long time. Linux – Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.

Dell Latitude C640 laptop Wi-Fi device drivers

WEP supported, bit key [ It just sits there trying to connect forever. BB code is On. Linux Power User Bundle. I don’t know this for a fact, but the funky way it responds to various detection test leads me in that direction.

Also, in the network manager menu, “Enable Wireless” is checked.