Dell Inspiron 1501 WiFi

Kenneth Loafman kenneth at
Tue Aug 7 14:41:08 UTC 2007

Donald D Henson wrote:
> 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?

The howto is the first message of the thread.


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