End Edit If you can find a Windows driver for the card, maybe on the Dell site, ndiswrapper might work. Bus Device Here’s the output of lshw -C Network: You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. All times are GMT Dell Latitude C won’t connect to any wireless network. If you need to reset your password, click here.

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Dell Latitude C640 Wifi Cards

We also followed the instructions in this thread http: Bus Device If so, a new USB card might be the best way to go. Lwtitude Edit If you can find a Windows driver for the card, maybe on the Dell site, ndiswrapper might work.

The card typically used is a Dell branded card, but is based on the broadcom chipset. 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

Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? BB code is On. Dad decided it f640 worth the trouble and just stuck WinXP back on the laptop, which works fine.

Basically, I was able to get this working through a combination of: Linux – Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues. When it works, it’s rock solid.

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All times are GMT Broadcom Corporation BCM As it turns out, you guys were oh-so-close Oh – and one v640 thing May it be that you have an USB wireless adapter?

The Dell Latitude C640 laptop and linux

I have chopped it short for brevity. I’ve had it work for me on Slackware According to the specs PDFit came with Dell-branded wireless card, but, I was unable to track down in latiude time I was willing to devote to it who manufactured the card for Dell. Thought I’d tie up some loose ends on this thread.

This book contains many real life examples derived from the author’s experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. But, I knew I was getting somewhere when I was able to get the laptop talking to the router.

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Wireless interface physical id: As the card was not included by default it may be that a different card was put in. They hope these examples will wirelees you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.

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Here’s the output of lshw -C Network: You are currently viewing LQ as a guest.

I realise that this thread is now over 6 months old, but this may help if anyone has this problem in future: You should then be able to select the appropriate network from the normal network list. Anyway, if any of this gives someone latitufe idea on how to approach the problem from here, let me know.

If you’d like to contribute content, let us know. It just sits there trying to connect forever. Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in. Linux for Dell Latitude C Install drivers using firmware-binstaller I realise that this thread is now over 6 months old, but this may help if anyone has this problem in future:

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