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!!