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Ubuntu problem: my wifi doesn't work help me plz

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Last response: in Open Source Software
December 12, 2009 4:23:46 AM

I have dell inspiron 1501 I just installed Ubuntu 9.10 through Wubi. But I cant get my wireless to work. When I look at the top right icon it says device not ready or something like that this is what I got when I typed in the -C netwrok command:

*-network
description: Network controller
product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:05:00.0
version: 01
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=0
resources: irq:18 memory:c0200000-c0203fff
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: BCM4401-B0 100Base-TX
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:08:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 02
serial: 00:1c:23:a0:89:ae
size: 10MB/s
capacity: 100MB/s
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=2.0 duplex=half latency=64 link=no multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=10MB/s
resources: irq:21 memory:c0300000-c0301fff
*-network DISABLED
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 2
logical name: wlan0
serial: 00:1d:D 9:0b:ee:D 3
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg


So can anyone help me get my wifi working.

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December 22, 2009 5:18:07 PM

I have the same issue with my Dynex USB Wifi stick.

Have you tried ndiswrapper? It didn't work for me, but it might for you.

Always try the Live CD environment BEFORE you install anything to ensure everything works the way you want it to.
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