Ubuntu Linux and getting a Dell Wireless 1350 WLAN Mini-PCI to work

Posted on 2006-05-19
Last Modified: 2013-12-15

I have a Dell Latitude D505 laptop.  I've dual booted Ubuntu 10.5 to it.  I love it so far.  Works great.  The only thing I can't get to work is the internal wireless card.  It's a Dell Wireless 1350 WLAN mini-PCI card.  I've seen stuff on the net about how to set this up, but nothing I've seen or tried actually works.

Has anyone successfully gotten the 1350 to work with Ubuntu (Debian).  I am super super new to Linux, so the idiot's explanation would work best for me!  :-)

Thank you in advance.
Question by:mlamartina
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    As a new user you can try the commercial linuxant, as it is easier to setup, but also costs something. There is a trial period I believe. Follow the instructions on the site:

    You can also try the opensource ndiswrapper, but it takes some installing. You need the kernel source. Maybe it is included with ubuntu, I'm not sure. if it is, there probably a somewhat autmated installation method. Read the wikis on the ndiswrapper site, and also look for special instructions for installation on debian.

    You will need the windows drivers for both above methods to work.

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