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Dell wireless driver

Link to this post 09 Aug 13

Ahoy there,
I'm new to Linux, having just installed mint yesterday on my dell laptop. It went well, but my wireless card (dell 1395) needs a driver. I downloaded the file from Broadcom but can't understand how to install it. From googling, this seems to a common problem that's easily resolved but I'm completely lost. Can anyone please help?

I seem to need the kernal developement kit, where can I download this from?

Link to this post 09 Aug 13

Correction, that should be a 1397 wireless card. I heard of ndiswrapper and installed it, but when I downloaded the windows driver and tried to unpack it in windows it fails and asks me insert a disk. Where can I get the windows drivers?

Link to this post 09 Aug 13

I got the windows drivers, and used ndiswrapper to install them, but it system settings it now says the device is not working. Any ideas? I know it actually works as its fine in my windows partition.

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