Getting wireless working on Dell D600 with Ubuntu

I was pleased at how easily Ubuntu 11.4 installed on my old Dell Latitude D600, but the wireless didn’t work immediately.

Thankfully, I just had to search for “firmware-b43-installer” in the Ubuntu Software Center, and that did it!  By the way, I had to reinstall it after letting the software upgrade tool upgrade me to 11.10.  The upgrade generated a bunch of errors, but it appears that they were all related to the wireless.

 

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  1. Jordan Williams

    I was pleased at how easily Ubuntu 11.4 installed on my old Dell Latitude D600, but the wireless didn’t work immediately.

    Thankfully, I just had to search for “firmware-b43-installer” in the Ubuntu Software Center, and that did it! By the way, I had to reinstall it after letting the software upgrade tool upgrade me to 11.10. The upgrade generated a bunch of errors, but it appears that they were all related to the wireless.

    I did the same thing and ive recently updated my ubuntu to 12.04.It didnt work at first and it kept disconnected but i gave it a restart and everything works fine.

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