I realise that this thread is now over 6 months old, but this may help if anyone has this problem in future: Last edited by frankbell; at 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. Visit the following links: The card typically used is a Dell branded card, but is based on the broadcom chipset. You are currently viewing LQ as a guest.
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We were talking about this tonight at our pre-LUG meeting dinner. BB code is On. Tags dellwireless Thread Tools.
Dell Latitude C won’t connect to any wireless network
Dell Latitude C won’t connect to any wireless network. As it turns out, you guys were oh-so-close 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 latitudee without the prior work of everyone else in this thread – thank you, all – beezum88, TobiSGD, frankbell, penguintutor.
If the card were completely disabled, I don’t think wireless networks would even show up in the list. In that case post the output of Code: I could probably have ehhernet the Windows driver which works like a champ with latitkde, but oh well. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant.
You have no idea how happy I was when Firefox finally showed the Google home page! You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. Wireless was the Achilles heel of Linux for a long time.
It just never finishes trying to connect. Any ideas on what we can do? Thanks for the update. To check what card is installed use the command: Install drivers using firmware-binstaller I realise that this thread is now over 6 months old, lattude this may help if anyone has this problem in future: Disconnected [ When it works, it’s rock solid.
Dell Latitude C640 laptop network card drivers
So my dad has an old Dell Latitude C that we’re trying to install linux on. It just sits there trying to connect forever.
When it doesn’t, it doesn’t. 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. Welcome to the most active Linux Forum on the web.
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The time now is But, I knew I was getting somewhere when I was able to get the laptop talking to the router. If you have a reputable independent second-hand store nearby, that might be a place to look if you want to pursue this. Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? The card typically used is a Dell branded card, but is based on the broadcom chipset.
Join ethernwt community today! Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free. I also went ahead and ran the following: Linux for Dell Latitude C Last edited by frankbell; at WEP supported, bit key [