Also, in the network manager menu, “Enable Wireless” is checked. I have chopped it short for brevity. Wireless was the Achilles heel of Linux for a long time. As the card was not included by default it may be that a different card was put in. Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.

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Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux? You have no idea how happy I was when Firefox finally showed the Google home page! Ad-hoc demo mode supported [ I’m not sure I see a latitudd card in this list, though.

Dell Latitude C640 Wifi Cards

Find More Posts by frankbell. Dad decided it wasn’t worth the trouble and just stuck WinXP back on the laptop, which works fine.

Anyway, if any of this gives someone an idea on how to approach the problem from here, let me know. Join our community today!

The Dell Latitude C640 laptop and linux

Linux Power User Bundle. I don’t think lsusb will help, but here it is: Please post the output of Code:.

Linux – Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues. When it doesn’t, it doesn’t. Instead, I can see all the available networks, and choose one to attempt to connect to. Ubuntu, Mandriva, Redhat and Fedora Posts: Dell Latitude C has no sound on Slackware Any suggestions for a linux-compatible wireless NIC that I can stick in one of the slots?


Update on CUbuntu-Wifi Success Tags dellwireless Thread Tools. If you know anyone who has a USB wireless card, it would be worth a shot to borrow it see if it can be made to work. According to the specs PDFit came with Dell-branded wireless card, but, I was unable to track down in the time I was willing to devote to it who manufactured the card for Dell.

If you have the broadcom-sta-common package installed it blacklists the b43 driver which is required for wireless.

Dell Latitude C won’t connect to any wireless network

Find More Posts by StinkyB. Finally as I said earlier this is if you have a Broadcom mini-wireless card. If so, a new USB card might be the best way to go. WEP supported, bit key [ If you have a reputable independent second-hand store nearby, that might be a place to look if you want to pursue this.

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We were talking about this tonight at our pre-LUG meeting dinner. As the card was not included by default it may be that a different card was put in.

May it be that you have an USB wireless adapter? If the card were completely disabled, I don’t think wireless networks would even show up in the list. But, I knew I was getting somewhere when I was latiude to get the laptop talking to the router. Thanks, I tried the wifi again using the latest Damn Wirelees Linux and an old Mandriva disk we had lying around. Find More Posts by frankbell View Blog.