Sunday, November 22, 2009

Wireless not working! Dell XPS 1530 on Ubuntu 9.10

Recently I installed Ubuntu on my Laptop Dell XPS 1530. And the problem was quite serious: wireless card was not recognized, so I googled.

After half an hour the solution was obvious, but you have to be connected to the internet.

1. Update package list:
  • sudo apt-get install update
  • sudo apt-get dist-upgrade
2. Go to System > Administration > Hardware drivers and wait until system connects to the internet and finds BroadCom Wireless driver. All you need is to activate it, wait for some time when Ubuntu gets files from the internet, and reboot the system.

Then wireless card should be recognized

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