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Dell Latitude D620 - no wireless option

Postby cookiesandjuice on Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:30 am

Hi there, I'm a brand new Linux user who is currently just testing out the waters with the Mint Live USB, 32-bit Cinnamon no-codec distribution.

My specs:
Dell Latitude D620
2 GB RAM, Core i2

Currently, I'm unable to access any wireless connection. I ran MintWifi in the terminal with the following results:
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mint@mint ~ $ sudo /usr/lib/linuxmint/mintWifi/mintWifi.py
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* I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
  -- Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN (rev 01)
      ==> PCI ID = 14e4:4311 (rev 01)
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* II. querying ndiswrapper...
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* III. querying iwconfig...
lo        no wireless extensions.

eth0      no wireless extensions.

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* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 00:18:8b:c6:e1:8f 
          UP BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)
          Interrupt:18

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback 
          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0
          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1
          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

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* V. querying DHCP...
-------------------------
* VI. querying nslookup google.com...
;; connection timed out; no servers could be reached

mint@mint ~ $


As well, http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/Drivers/iwlegacy apparently has the right driver for my laptop (I got there from http://www.linlap.com/dell_latitude_d620). However, I have no clue how which driver to pick for my Intel Wireless 3945ABG, nor how to install it.
Thank you in advance!
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Re: Dell Latitude D620 - no wireless option

Postby grimdestripador on Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:43 am

what happends if you locate your driver files with "Windows Wireless Drivers" from the Linux Mint Menu. If you want to learn more, see 'ndiswrapper'
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Re: Dell Latitude D620 - no wireless option

Postby cookiesandjuice on Sat Jan 26, 2013 4:53 pm

Hey grim, thanks for the reply.

I've tried to use ndiswrapper, but for some reason I can't access the files on my HDD when I'm using the Live USB. I can only access "root", any USB drives, and "bin."
As well, I've downloaded the Windows networking driver for my laptop model, but it's a .exe file, not a .inf file.
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Re: Dell Latitude D620 - no wireless option

Postby 900i on Sat Jan 26, 2013 5:51 pm

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