Dell Inspiron 1501 WiFi

Donald D Henson wepin at
Tue Aug 7 11:41:45 UTC 2007

Kenneth Loafman wrote:
> 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.
> ...Ken
Thanks for the details. That's what I've been missing. One quick dumb
question. I followed the link to Ubuntu Forums that you gave. I can see
all the discussions about the how-to but I can't find the how-to itself.
(Yes, I'm a registered user and yes, I was logged in at the time.) I
know that I'm missing something really simple but I can't see it. Help?

Donald D. Henson, Managing Director
West El Paso Information Network
The "Non-Initiation of Force Principle" Rules

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