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    Default Finding Interface

    I have just recently bought a Dell Vostro 1000, although I am currently having problems getting the wifi to work. I have tried "ifconfig" but with no luck, I have also tried "iwconfig -a" but it lists no such device. Is there anything I can do to tell what interface it uses?

    Thanks for your help in advance,

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    try LSPCI

    also LSUSB

    helps.

    and if not see if bt2 or bt3 on boot loads dirver. also if not try to find the driver

    and install the chipset. it's probably broadcomXX chipset. i have dell too.

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    Thanks, I think it is a broadcom chipset as I see it plastered all over control panel, I will try your ideas now.

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    I have just checked "lspci" and it shows up a "Broadcom BCM4310" when I checked the compatibility guide, the closest it showed was a "Broadcom BCM4318" so I guessed just to try using that. Although when I enter "ifconfig eth0 up" it just enables my ethernet as I expected it to do. Is there something im doing wrong?

    Sorry for the double post, I forgot the posts get validated

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