Wireless on my Dell XPS m1530

I have a dell XPS M1530 and I can’t get wireless. It is a 64-bit computer with a Dell Wireless 1505 Draft 802.11n WLAN Mini-Card. Can anyone help me get it to work?

Thanks,
-billy

Read the stickies in the wireless subforum. If they don’t tell you how
to do it, then post the required information in that forum.

In particular, please pay attention to mention of the Broadcom wl driver.

I tried the method in the stickies. It did not work. I read something about ndiswrapper for Ubuntu. Would that work for me.

bmuzika wrote:
> I tried the method in the stickies. It did not work. I read something
> about ndiswrapper for Ubuntu. Would that work for me.

The stickies tell you to post the PCI ID for your device. Why have you
not done that?

I do not advise anyone to use ndiswrapper unless there is no other
solution. Why? Because ndiswrapper exposes the stable Linux kernel to
a potentially unstable Windows driver! If you like Blue Screens of
Death, then follow the ndiswrapper method. If you are using a 32-bit
version of Linux, it will likely work.

ndiswrapper works fine for me on ubuntu.(32bit)
for my 1395 wireless there seems to be no linux driver.
ndiswrapper has a GUI and this installed the driver and worked out of the box.

Is that the bcm4328 chipset? You can find out with lspci. The only options are to use the wl driver from broadcom or ndiswrapper. If you use ndiswrapper be careful that when you build the driver to use the matching driver for your system, ie 64bit windows driver for 64bit linux and 32bit windows driver for 32bit linux.

I don’t know how well the wl driver works in 64bit systems but works well on 32bit systems.