Wireless interface physical id: I’ve had it work for me on Slackware All times are GMT Tags dell , wireless Thread Tools. If you have a reputable independent second-hand store nearby, that might be a place to look if you want to pursue this. Linux Power User Bundle. I then opened the wifi card cover on the laptop don’t know why I didn’t do this sooner and copied down everything that was on there.

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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: The eth1 output continues in a similar fashion for several hundred more lines.

I also went ahead and ran the following: 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 wireeless Dell.

Instead, I can see all the available networks, and choose one to attempt to connect to.

The Dell Latitude C640 laptop and linux

Changed eth0 entry -from- iface eth0 inet static address Oh – and one more thing The C didn’t come with Wireless as standard, but has a slot for a mini-wireless card. Linux for Dell Latitude C Linux – Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues. Tags dellwireless Thread Tools. BB code is On. Some of the older members not older in years, older in Linux remembered situations such as this, in which Linux saw the card and could not communicate with it, from the PCMCIA card days.


For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. You should then be able to select the appropriate network from the normal network list.

Wireless interface physical id: The one I used for years before I moved back home to Virginia used to sell grab-bag lattude stuff for five dollars with no guarantee, of course. The network manager sees wireless networks but won’t connect to them, and it doesn’t matter what kind of wireless security is on the network. Bus Device Any ideas on what we can do?

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Update on CUbuntu-Wifi Success 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.

The time now is If you know anyone who has a USB wireless card, it would be worth a shot wirfless borrow it see if it can be made to work.


If you need to reset your password, click here. As it turns out, you guys were oh-so-close It just sits there trying to connect forever.

Dell Latitude C640 Wifi Cards

I don’t know this for a fact, but the funky way it responds to various detection test leads me in that direction. Connected [ In that case post the output latituxe Code:. You have no idea how happy I was when Firefox finally showed the Google home page! Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Dell Latitude C Wifi Cards | Dell Latitude C Laptop Parts

I looked this up on Google, though, and it looks like a card that you need to stick in a PC card slot, not something that would be built in to the laptop. Open Source Consulting Domain Registration. I have chopped it short for x640.

If the card were completely disabled, I don’t think wireless networks would even show up in the list.