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tchariya tchariya is offline
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Default 01-26-2010, 03:32 PM

This needs to go into the Guides area ...user mods not part of NBM/NBI.


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Default 01-26-2010, 08:44 PM

Can anyone else confirm whether this makes the surfing a bit faster on dell? Thanks ^^

Newbie question : not possible using ubuntu on VMWare Fusion?


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Default 01-26-2010, 08:53 PM

Sorry, this would not be possible using Fusion. A virtual machine created by Fusion would hide any real hardware from that OS; all Ubuntu would be see was the virtual network adapter created by Fusion.


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Default 01-26-2010, 10:51 PM

You have to do it from in Ubuntu, no virtualization.

Windows detects the card fine, and it works.

There is a AirPort Extreme card WITHOUT N, as thats what mine is flashed to.
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Default 01-27-2010, 02:15 AM

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Originally Posted by Axel702 View Post
I have the Dell 1397 (BCM4312).
I have the same card in my mini 10v and, when I run the SSB_SPROM step, I get nothing returned from the find.
To clarify, I'm able to build ssb-sprom but, when I do the SSB_SPROM=$(find /sys/devices -name ssb_sprom) step the echo that follows returns a blank line.
The instructions state that means ubuntu might not have recognized my card yet I do see it in the initial lspci.

I'm using Ubuntu 9.04...does that mean that this card is not recognized by that Ubuntu version? Do I need to get a 9.10 Live CD to repeat the process?
Sorry no screen shots.

Thanks.

Update: using Ubuntu 9.10 worked where 9.04 did not. I'd suggest using 9.10 instead.
And, btw, the process worked perfectly. My mini now thinks it has an Apple Airport Extreme card and the wireless still works.


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Default 01-27-2010, 07:03 AM

I had no luck creating the Ubuntu thumb-drive using 9.04, but 9.10 installed and worked OK for the 1510 card in my 10v. It's now an Airport Extreme a/b/g/n card.

BTW, for 10v, you need to go into F2-Setup and re-enable Legacy USB support, in order to boot from the Ubuntu thumb-drive, then disable it after the changes.

One missing item from the instructions is that about half-way through it advises you to make sure you are running as root, but gives no information on how to do that. If you aren't running as root, you will get a permissions error on the chmod command.

From the screenshot, I was was able to figure out that the necessary command is:
sudo -s

Is there any increased performance? Not that I've noticed so far on 802.11g, but I haven't found an open 802.11n router yet.
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Default 01-27-2010, 09:09 AM

According to users on InsanelyWind, there is a increased performance on N networks.

I haven't personally tried, cause I only have a a/b/g card.

EDIT: I was going to rewrite the guide and place it in the IW Wiki, but i haven't gotten around to it.
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Default 01-27-2010, 03:05 PM

I'm not sure if the card is any faster but, since the update, it does appear to be more sensitive. Previously there were always networks I could detect using my MacBook Pro that I couldn't see with my mini. Now I can see those networks as well. None of them are strong enough to be useful but the mini is at least seeing them now. It just might be coincidence but that's the only difference I've seen so far.


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Default 01-27-2010, 08:51 PM

I noticed that too, unless its just my imagination...


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Default 01-28-2010, 06:07 AM

I have the DW1397 and the guide worked out ok. There were a few typos on my part that thankfully didn't erase my machine.

Absolutely no performance difference - just the happy warm fuzzy feeling that deep inside the system profiler it says 'Airport' instead of '3rd party wireless'

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