My Dell 1545 keeps dropping internet connection.

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My Dell 1545 keeps dropping internet connection.

Post by user93 » Mon May 28, 2018 11:05 pm

My Dell 1545 keeps dropping Internet connection. The laptop appears to be connected, but I have to stop and restart connection before I can get through put. I turned the power save off but that had no effect. I may have done some other things over the past yr but nothing worked.
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Re: My Dell 1545 keeps dropping internet connection.

Post by kc1di » Tue May 29, 2018 7:56 am

Your currently using the b43 driver which is not the best driver for your card.
please install WL driver with this command in a terminal

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sudo apt install bcmwl-kernel-source
or you can install it through driver manager found under Administration in the menu. That should help. I have the same wireless card as you and the wl/sta driver works best.
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Re: My Dell 1545 keeps dropping internet connection .SOLVED

Post by user93 » Tue May 29, 2018 2:12 pm

Thanks kc1di

I am marking this solved. I've been online for several hours and haven't lost the connection.

thanks

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Re: My Dell 1545 keeps dropping internet connection.

Post by kc1di » Tue May 29, 2018 2:35 pm

Your Welcome , Enjoy :)
PS you have to edit the subject line of the original post to get it marked as Solved.
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