The solution was to remove the incorrect driver causing the network conflict which I found here: Sign up using Email and Password. Dell wireless BCM Ubuntu The driver wl is correct for your device, I believe. I’m talking about the icon that’s second from the right in this image:

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I’m talking about the icon that’s second from the right in this image: After installing the Broadcom STA driver from the Proprietary drivers selection I was able to connect to my wireless network, however the connection repeatedly drops.

Here is what Mini-acrd have learned so far. Jules In Network Indicator menu click on edit connections and see if it’s listed there? Email Required, but never shown. However, Unity is not showing an icon for the wireless device, so I am unable to connect to any networks.

Not what I wanted to hear, but that’s not your fault. My problem appears to be that in a machine with both a BCM43xx wireless mini–card BCM44xx wired connection, the driver for the wired connection requires the generic ‘ssb’ module, which grabs the resources needed by both, expecting the final drivers to cooperate with it?

I had same problems with Broadcom driver on Lucid and Maverick. Unfortunately, broadcom’s ‘wl’ driver which is the driver I had installed does not cooperate in the way it expects; only the open-source ‘b43’ driver is capable of doing this. I have a laptop whose interface is wlan0 and another which is eth1.


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Sign up using Email and Password. After some investigation, I found that the broadcom drivers aren’t actually being loaded properly As for other reasons for the DCs, I have another ubuntu install on my desktop, with an a card using ath9k drivers, and it has no issue mini-cxrd all with the same network Dell wireless BCM Ubuntu It’s approximately, “I read that my wireless card doesn’t support injection and airmon.

How to make my Dell wlan minicard work. How to make my Dell wlan minicard work This reminds me of one of my favorite questions on this forum which I’ve seen many lunux. Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled.

The driver wl is correct for your device, I believe. Thanks for the responses. Any ideas what I need to do to get this working?

I have no options for wireless networks in the networks menu, only for my wired network. This bug seems to be related: It seems that if drll is required then the Broadcom is not the card for you. Don’t know if you’re still looking for an answer but the answer here A workaround of the same general kind as the one proposed in comment 4 of that bug would presumably have worked for me, but simpler was to switch to using the ‘b43’ driver rather than ‘wl’.


Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. I have used Backtrack in the past, however I prefer the “emptiness” of a fresh, proper Ubuntu install, so I can configure it how I want from the start, without having to re-configure Backtrack and risk breaking some of the installed software, most of which falls outside what I usually have to use.

It needs to have a wireless-j icon next to your driver name. The 3 steps in answer 2 worked for me on my Dell Inspiron similar to the for Ubuntu Again, Thanks in advance.

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Post as a guest Name. Jules 1 2 So what can I do to do it anyway?

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