Dell Inspiron 1501 WiFi (RESOLVED)

Donald D Henson wepin at wepin.com
Tue Aug 7 21:13:36 UTC 2007


Donald D Henson wrote:
> Kenneth Loafman wrote:
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>> Donald D Henson wrote:
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>>> Kenneth Loafman wrote:
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>>>> Donald D Henson wrote:
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>>>>> 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?
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>>>> 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.
>>>>
>>>> http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=297092
>>>>
>>>> ...Ken
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>>> 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?
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>> The howto is the first message of the thread.
>>
>> ...Ken
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> Got it. Thanks again. By the way, it appears that you have to switch the
> Display Mode to Threaded. At least that makes it easier to find the
> first post of the thread. Now, one more fresh install...
>
> Don Henson
>   
Thanks again for the specifics and thanks to the author of the HOWTO. My
laptop is currently downloading 108 updates over a 54 MB/s wifi link.
I'm as happy as a pig in...well, you know.
>
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