Any suggestions for a linux-compatible wireless NIC that I can stick in one of the slots? Here’s the output of lshw -C Network: Wireless interface physical id: By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Are you new to LinuxQuestions. You are currently viewing LQ as a guest.

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Dell Latitude C640 laptop Wi-Fi device drivers

If you know anyone who has a USB wireless card, it would be worth a shot to borrow it see if it can be made to work. I then opened the wifi card cover on the laptop don’t deell why I didn’t do this sooner and copied down everything that was on there.

May it be that you have an USB wireless adapter? When it doesn’t, it doesn’t. Dell Latitude C won’t connect to any wireless network So my dad has an old Dell Latitude C that we’re trying to install linux on. This does not seam to happen with Connected [ I’m not sure I see a wireless card in this list, though. Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux? Find More Posts by penguintutor.


Thanks for the update. For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration.

As it turns out, you guys were oh-so-close The eth1 output continues in a similar fashion for several hundred more lines. Update on CUbuntu-Wifi Success If so, a new USB card might be the best way to go. I have chopped it short for brevity.

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Open Source Consulting Domain Registration. Here’s the output of lshw -C Network: Whatever fits the task best Posts: If the card were completely disabled, I don’t think wireless networks would even show up in the list.

So my dad has an old Dell Latitude C that we’re trying to install linux on. Thought I’d tie up some loose ends on wivi thread.

Dell Latitude C640 Wifi Cards

But, I knew I was getting somewhere when I was able to get the laptop talking to the router. Join our community today!

Last edited by frankbell; at I don’t know this for a fact, but the funky way it responds to various detection test leads me in that direction. I also went eell and ran the following: In earlier versions of Ubuntu this was installed as long when installing system updates as long as the laptop was connected to the Internet at the time ie by ethernet cable.


Dell Latitude C won’t connect to any wireless network

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Instead, I can see all the available networks, and choose one to attempt to connect to. Basically, I was able to get this working through a combination of: All times are GMT According to the specs PDFit came with Dell-branded wireless card, but, I was unable to track down in the time I was willing to dwll to it who manufactured the card for Dell.