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    Default Dell Studio 15 - 1397 (Broadcom chipset)

    It doesn't work 'out of the box' but with 10 minutes' effort & tiny brainpower, it works. OK, I used these sites: http://www.linlap.com/wiki/Dell+Studio+15 AND http://jomcode.com/fadhil/

    The Dell 1397 wireless controller found in the Studio 15 laptop is supported by a hybrid driver released by Broadcom.
    More information can be found at http://direct2dell.com/one2one/archi...ess-cards.aspx.


    Well, it worked for me as follows:
    Go to a box with internet & download driver from http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php
    Currently, it's hybrid-portsrc-x86_32-v5_10_91_9.tar.gz. Save it in root folder of BT4b.
    Boot BT4b, open a konsole & type:
    Code:
    tar -xvzf hybrid-portsrc-x86_32-v5_10_91_9.tar.gz
    make -C /lib/modules/`uname -r`/build M=`pwd`
    rmmod bcm43xx; rmmod b43; rmmod b43legacy
    rmmod ndiswrapper
    modprobe ieee80211_crypt_tkip
    insmod wl.ko
    ifconfig
    wlan0 or eth1 should appear. Internet can be used at this stage.
    To load the module upon boot:
    Code:
    cp wl.ko /lib/modules/2.6.28.1/kernel/net/wireless
    depmod -a
    modprobe wl
    If you get no error on modprobe, then it worked perfectly! Next you have to tell your system to load the module at startup. Edit the file /etc/modules to include the following:
    Code:
        ieee80211_crypt_tkip
        wl

    Lastly (optional), housekeeping........ ........ delete the files from root folder that you just created over last 10 minutes, you don't need them any more!!
    If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough -- Albert Einstein

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    Question ??

    I get no errors, but I have no wireless. Only eth0...

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    Assuming that you have Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card, did you follow everything?
    If you can't explain it simply, you don't understand it well enough -- Albert Einstein

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    Works great for HP EliteBook 6930p, too!!

    Thanks

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    does injection and everything work?
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    I don't think it supports monitor mode (well, yet!!)
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