Dell Inspiron 1501 WiFi

Kenneth Loafman kenneth at
Tue Aug 7 09:05:51 UTC 2007

Donald D Henson wrote:
> Has anyone gotten a Dell Inspiron 1501 Laptop working on WiFi?If you
> have, would you be willing to help me get mine working? I've used
> several step-by-step howtos, doing several after a fresh install of
> Ubuntu 7.04. I literally did over a dozen fresh installs, none of which
> worked. At one point, I got the hardware recognized but then couldn't
> get the driver to connect up. I've used drivers from various places. I
> need help. Anybody?

Yes, and its not too bad at all.  You need the latest driver from Dell,
R140747.exe, and ndiswrapper 1.47 (or later) from their web site, then
follow the directions here and it will work.  The ndiswrapper that comes
with the distro is too old.


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