Dell Inspiron 11z Discussion on Dells 11.6inch "notebook", the Dell Inspiron 11z

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Default ubuntu 9.10 and broadcom 1520 - 04-10-2010, 03:41 AM

Hi folks...

Just wondering if anyone has a foolproof way to get ubuntu working with wireless on 11z with the broadcom 1520 adapter.

I had gotten it working at one point but recently had to reinstall and now nothing I've tried seems to work and ive obviously forgotten how to do it. I tried using a windows .inf file as well as some other stuff ... if anyone has ubuntu installed, can you give me a step by step or something please?

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Default 04-10-2010, 11:34 AM

I'm not sure if this info applies to the Dell 1520 card (I don't know what Broadcom chip it uses), but it's worth a look:

(The "windows .inf file" you mention is only needed if you're using ndiswrapper to load Windows drivers in Linux. But if there are proper Linux drivers, they're usually a better choice)

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