Thanks for the update. I also went ahead and ran the following: Here’s the output of lshw -C Network: Find More Posts by beezum Find More Posts by frankbell.

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So my dad has an old Dell Latitude C that we’re trying to install linux on. Find More Posts by StinkyB. Anyway, if any of this gives someone an idea on how to approach the problem from here, let me know.

End Edit If you can find a Windows driver for the card, maybe on the Dell site, ndiswrapper might work.

Dell Latitude C640 Wifi Cards

I could probably have installed the Windows driver which works like a champ with ndiswrapper, but oh well. For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration.

The card typically used is a Dell branded card, but is based on the broadcom chipset.


cc640 It just never finishes trying to connect. Dell Latitude C has no sound on Slackware Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. If the card were completely disabled, I don’t think wireless networks would even show up in the list.

Find More Posts by frankbell View Blog. Broadcom Corporation BCM To check what card is installed use the command: If you’d like to contribute content, let us know. Tags dellwireless Thread Tools. WEP supported, bit key [ Having a problem logging in? When it doesn’t, it doesn’t. Connected [ Note that registered members c6400 fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in. You should then be able to select the appropriate network from the normal network list.

Finally as I v640 earlier this is if you have a Broadcom mini-wireless card. Install drivers using firmware-binstaller I realise that this fell is now over 6 months old, but this may help if anyone has this problem in future: As it turns out, you guys were oh-so-close I realise that this thread is now over 6 months old, but this may help if anyone has this problem in future: Any ideas on what we can do?


Are you new to LinuxQuestions. That is apparently the actual card installed in the laptop.

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In that case post the output of Code:. If you have the broadcom-sta-common package installed it blacklists the b43 driver which is required for wireless.

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