Dell D-505 Laptop need to know how to set up my wireless

Nvidia / Awrdacpi
March 15, 2018 at 08:35:38
Specs: linux mist 18 , 2gig
How do I...I think i have my drivers installed now i need to know how to setup to make the wireless work.Where to go what to do.And also can it be turned on or of like when i had xp?

Davidw

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#1
March 15, 2018 at 14:02:39
Do you have a wireless icon in the taskbar?

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-KVCSsEr2J...

As I asked in your other post, we need to know the model/model number of your wireless card (or wireless chipset). It's not "Dell" because Dell doesn't make cards. Once you know what you have (I'm going to guess it's Broadcom), you open up the command line, type in the proper sudo apt-get command(s), then hit enter. Afterwards, reboot & the wireless will enable at startup. You'll be able to choose your network from the list of wireless signals detected, then enter your password.


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#2
March 15, 2018 at 14:46:05
No wireless icon in taskbar.Yes it is a Broadcom.

Davidw

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#3
March 15, 2018 at 15:30:02
See if this works. Open Terminal (should be one of the icons near the start button), copy & paste the following at the command prompt: sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer, hit Enter, then enter your password. A bunch of packages will install. When it stops at the command prompt again, close Terminal & reboot. With any luck, your wireless will be enabled.

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#4
March 16, 2018 at 02:12:59
Gm riider followed your intructions rebooted still know luck but it did install the whole package thou.

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#5
March 16, 2018 at 05:11:34
I was afraid of that. You're going to have to determine which Broadcom wireless chipset you have. The following is for Ubuntu but should also work for Mint. Be sure to have the ethernet cable connected when running the Terminal commands.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/W...

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#6
March 16, 2018 at 08:13:07
Ty ill try this and let you know

Davidw


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#7
March 17, 2018 at 04:59:26
Tried the Ubuntu idea but still can't get it work.will report back what it said but i think it was spci bad command or something like that so it didn't tell chipset or anything.

Davidw

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#8
March 17, 2018 at 09:42:30
riider are you still with me on this?

Davidw


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#9
March 17, 2018 at 10:27:53
As I have said all along, you have to identify the wireless card. The link I posted in your other thread lists Intel or Dell wireless network cards so they may or may not use Broadcom chipsets. If you don't know what you have, open the underside of laptop & get the model number off the wireless card. Without the model number, we're just spinning our wheels.

Is this what the underside of your laptop looks like? >> http://www.insidemylaptop.com/image...

The wireless card is under the access door to the right of the RAM. >> http://www.insidemylaptop.com/image...


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#10
March 17, 2018 at 14:21:52
Ty i will try and get this tonight or tomorrow then i'll let you know the number.

Davidw


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#11
March 17, 2018 at 15:02:09
Ok here's the chip number Broadcom J4781

Davidw

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#12
March 19, 2018 at 09:23:59
what is the id number i have the mini card out already but does contain several different numbers on it.

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#13
March 19, 2018 at 17:15:27
riider the model number is BCM 4309
there night be an R between b and c please tell me if this
the correct munber and how to proceed.
Davidw

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