Solved wirreless fr d-505 dell latitude laptop

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March 23, 2018 at 14:57:39
Specs: linux mist 18 , 2gig
It has either a BRCM or BCM 4309 briadcom mini card.directions please.riider has been helping me but now i have the number please lets get on with this ty.

Davidw

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March 29, 2018 at 10:15:57
I just had the exact same issue(s) on one of my Linux PCs. I tried all sorts of fixes but nothing worked. Rather than waste any more time, I did a full reinstall of Mint Xfce 18.3. It might be best for you to do the same. My wireless card was detected during installation, but it's based on an Atheros chip. I don't know why there's an issue with Broadcom wireless chips, but it's been like that for years. All the others wireless chips are auto-detected, Broadcom almost always has to be setup manually. Hopefully this site explains the driver installation more clearly:

https://askubuntu.com/questions/558...



#1
March 23, 2018 at 16:46:07
You appear to be referring to another/earlier thread/post. Perhaps include that one (its link) here, or continue with that original post?

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March 23, 2018 at 18:13:20
Dell D-505 Laptop Need To Know How To Set Up My Wireless

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#3
March 23, 2018 at 18:43:14
Please include a link to your previous post re’ this laptop, as that will enable us to help you more fully?

Providing the drivers for your two network adapters are correctly installed, one of them will be the wifi adapter. All you do if that wifi adapter has its drivers installed is to switch on the wifi, then search for nearby (your) wifi access point, select it and provide the logon details when prompted.

This discussion tellsyou which key combinationto use to switch on wifi: https://www.dell.com/community/Lapt...

If you do a google trawl for each of the Broadcom adapters linux drivers and find them, then once you have downloaded and installed them wifi option ought then to be available.

Dell do not offer any linux support for this model laptop, thus you have to search for drivers - ideally on the main website for whichever flavour linux you’re using.

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#4
March 23, 2018 at 19:02:08
linux mint 18 is the version i'm using. 32 bit iso 2gig ram

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#5
March 24, 2018 at 03:25:05
Again, provide a cross reference to your previous post - a link (where you seem to have had help from riider - and he is much mor conversant/familiar with assorted lnux flavours).

Also do a google search for linux mint drivers for xxxx where xxxx is the name and model details your Broadcom adapter. If you have more than present then lgicalky search for each one separately.

When you do the google trawl/search use this string/search term (this refers to the one you have posted above):

broadcom bcm4309 linux mint drivers

and browse/read the information there, and then you oght to be able download and install them?

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#6
March 24, 2018 at 03:31:34
Ty Trivir its early here i'm trying to get my eyes open and get motivated will probably get on it later today and let you know.

Davidw

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March 24, 2018 at 06:33:50

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#8
March 24, 2018 at 06:45:15
@riider - will ubuntu drivers work with mint linux? I'm asking as for this post is also a learning curve re linux flavours various...

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March 24, 2018 at 07:58:59

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#10
March 24, 2018 at 08:44:03
Thank you for that - usefool to gno for the fewture

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#11
March 25, 2018 at 09:26:42
I worked all day yesterday trying to get my wireless working still couldn't by trying all the suggestion's posted.ihaven't given up but by chance could riider remote in and maybe fix it for me and then tell what i did wrong?

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#12
March 25, 2018 at 09:30:37
If you can perhaps post the steps/details here of what you did, how you went about it all - quite possibly the solution can be posted here; for all to know of for future reference?

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#13
March 26, 2018 at 13:46:08
You stated your wireless is BCM 4309. The driver installation for the BCM 4309 is explained in the link I provided. Make sure your system is connected to the internet via ethernet cable & then do the following:

Open Terminal, type sudo apt-get update & press Enter. Enter your password when prompted & press Enter again.

After that's done, type sudo apt-get install firmware-b43legacy-installer & press Enter.

After that's done, close Terminal & reboot.

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#14
March 27, 2018 at 09:29:59
Okay riider i did that last night thought i might be making headway but when i rebooted something came on the screen saying something about being rebooted within 60 seconds it was going to do something either retry or wait.now it boots up to desktop i cant open up internet no connection thing on taskbar wired or anything.so now i guess i don't know exactly what i did also screensavor disappeared but clock still there.also i cant open terminal either.very limited as to what can be now i'm not able to open up my internet very weird.

Davidw

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#15
March 27, 2018 at 15:17:04
I can only work with the info you provide. Are you 100% sure your wireless card is a BCM 4309? Did you try rebooting with the network cable unplugged? Did you try safe mode? Hold the left shift key when you reboot & select recovery mode from the list of options.

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#16
March 28, 2018 at 03:07:41
I did this last night had several recovery's listed and also something called upstart every one i tried still didn't bring it back to a working state where i had my update icon on Taskbar and could click on Firefox and get my internet back wired or otherwise.Also still can't get terminal to come up or see wired connection on my Taskbar anymore.

Davidw

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March 29, 2018 at 10:15:57
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I just had the exact same issue(s) on one of my Linux PCs. I tried all sorts of fixes but nothing worked. Rather than waste any more time, I did a full reinstall of Mint Xfce 18.3. It might be best for you to do the same. My wireless card was detected during installation, but it's based on an Atheros chip. I don't know why there's an issue with Broadcom wireless chips, but it's been like that for years. All the others wireless chips are auto-detected, Broadcom almost always has to be setup manually. Hopefully this site explains the driver installation more clearly:

https://askubuntu.com/questions/558...


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#18
March 29, 2018 at 17:10:01
doing reinstall ty Riider.Let you know how it turns out.

Davidw


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#19
March 31, 2018 at 08:40:30
Does that mean you got the wireless driver issue sorted out?

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#20
March 31, 2018 at 09:33:53
Not there yet.WasI I supposed to install it before any updates or not? Cause if so i need to purge or remove the updates and try it first.

Davidw

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#21
April 2, 2018 at 09:28:47
still no wireless yet and yes its the BCM 4309 i did try your suggestion again but still nothing will keep plugging away at it.I read in that article that no other drivers can be installed before broadcom driver if this is correct i guess updates that install already may need to be removed tell how to purge and start everything new by installing the wireless driver new without updates.

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