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  1. #1
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    No wireless connect with U 11.10

    Ok, I was able to download and install Ubuntu 11.10 on an old Dell
    Latitude D600. I can't get the wireless to work. I use a simple 10
    alpha/numeric WEP key from an Actiontec modem-wireless router
    and it works fine with a Dell 1350 WLAN driver installed on Windows
    XP. Do I somehow have to download the driver on Ubuntu ? The
    wireless security is asking either for a 40 or 120 number over on
    Umbutu. I'd like to use this OS, but if I can't get online, the program
    is pretty worthless.

    Any help is appreciated.

    n2gc

    Update

    I've tried and tried, etc. Wired hooks right up and am on line.
    Wireless no go, so I'm uninstalling and going back to windows
    until I can figure it out.

    Thanks, anyway.
    Last edited by no2guncntrl; 03-26-2012 at 04:23 PM.

  2. #2
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    Re: No wireless connect with U 11.10

    You probably have drivers installed, since it appears Ubuntu can detect your wireless card. Try using wicd instead of network-manager to connect instead.

    To remove network-manager:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge network-manager
    To install wicd:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install wicd

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    Re: No wireless connect with U 11.10

    Thanks. No it doesn't recognize the wireless card. I'll try your tip
    as well as a couple that pertain to this Dell D600. It does get online
    with it wired from the router to the unit, but no luck with wireless.

    I have the driver's download ZIP extracted, but I don't know how
    to load the 1350 Dell - Broadcom drivers into system. I'll get there
    one of these days. I just have to read about Ubuntu and read spme
    help forum posts regarding wireless networking.

  4. #4
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    Re: No wireless connect with U 11.10

    I could try to help you if you could tell me what wireless card is in your laptop? Type "lspci -nn" and paste the output here.

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    Re: No wireless connect with U 11.10

    Thank you so much for your offer, but I have uninstalled it, Might
    try it again another time.

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