Dell latitude C840 wireless problem

Dave Stevens geek at
Fri Mar 14 18:28:51 UTC 2008

Hello all,

I have a Dell C840 laptop which originally had Windows but which now has 
Ubuntu 7.10. Unfortunately, when I formatted the drive I failed to note the 
wireless chipset installed (although it did work in Windows.) It doesn't work 
now. Dell says it was installed after it left their hands (i.e., go away) I 
don't know how to find out what the chipset is or where to find a driver. If 
anyone can suggest something along these lines that would be very useful.

Alternatively, USB wireless gadgets are cheap, but perhaps someone can suggest 
one known to work with this unit/OS version?



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