Linux driver support is now available to Dell-branded wireless cards. Looks like you may not have the kernel headers installed.. We started working closely with Broadcom early this year on providing this support, as our customers have been asking for a Linux driver for our cards for a while now. Many thanks to farslayer, by the way,for previous help. Also is there a way of including this firmware in my USB installation media, so the next time I install the from the USB I would gave the firmware installed or be able to install it without physical Internet connection. Help answer threads with 0 replies.

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Replacing existing driver with wl. Where should I have looked for the answer on my own?

Thank you for your interest in this question. Linux driver available for Dell Wireless cards Christopher Tozzi’s blog from Thursday reminded me of linx announcement that I never made: Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site the association bonus does not count.


Dell Wireless 1395 (DW1395)

Roberts 53 1 2 6. I purchased RedHat basic service, but after a del of playing one-message-per-day email ping-pong with me they said “Ain’t my job, man”, because RedHat doesn’t supply that driver.

Open Source Consulting Domain Registration. As a result of this effort, Broadcom released an updated Linux wireless driver that supports cards based on the Broadcom,and chipset xell, which include the Dell, and Wireless cards. Tried this both as root and normal login. SET failed on device eth1 ; Invalid argument.

For those who want to try it out immediately, the driver can be downloaded from here. Sireless edited by RPeruzzi; at By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.

Visit the following links: Looks like you may not have the kernel headers installed. So I look via: I have looked for tutorials but they are mostly too old.

Best regards, Bob P. Can someone point me to a sequence of newbie-level instructions to find, download and install the proper WLAN driver?

Having a problem logging in? However, I can’t connect to the internet through it. Build the LKM, i. Here is dells notification of Broadcom Mkni-card the driver. Introduction to Linux – A Hands on Guide This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.


When I rebooted, the “new” driver hardware was found and I configured it using all defaults. Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in. Connect you D via a wired connection. As I said, I will repeat the sequence using the output from uname -R, and report the outcome. Disregard the message below, left in only for reference. The time now is Are you new to LinuxQuestions.

Linux driver support is now available to Dell-branded wireless cards. If the module exist, remove it and replace with new driver: This should get me up and running.

Obviously I’m on the wrong track, and taking wild guesses.