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I have seen that on most Dell laptops running Ubuntu 12.04 or 12.10, the Wi-Fi doesn't work.

It appears the reason for this is the fact that Dell laptops have Broadcom wireless cards. How to make it work?

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You could have a look at this question, perhaps this works.

Firmware for wireless card on Ubuntu/Debian?

Also have a look at:


This also seems to be similar:



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