Dell latitude C840 wireless problem

Travis Smith ts0384 at
Fri Mar 14 18:41:30 UTC 2008

Have you checked the Dell support site? You could open a terminal and
type *lshw
-C Network *and I believe that should give you a hint for type of wireless
chipset. Find that out and report back.

On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 2:28 PM, Dave Stevens <geek at> wrote:

> 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?
> Hmmmmmmmm?
> Dave
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