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Wireless card not working on Dell Inspiron 1300 [SOLVED]

Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 1:51 pm
by carolynmcm
We are using Mint 17 Cinnamon and the wireless card is not working at all on our Dell Inspiron 1300.

Using:

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 lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net

we get:

02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX [14e4:170c] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:01c9]
Kernel driver in use: b44
02:03.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Dell Wireless 1370 WLAN Mini-PCI Card [1028:0005]
Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge

Others with similar Dell hardware but different subsystems have been instructed to use:

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sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer

Would that be correct for us too?

I'd be very grateful for a steer, having been too rash before.

Re: Wireless card not working on Dell Inspiron 1300

Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 4:40 pm
by JeremyB

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sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
Will be correct for your wifi

Re: Wireless card not working on Dell Inspiron 1300 SOLVED

Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 10:41 am
by carolynmcm
Many thanks, Jeremy. Working fine now.