I have a dell laptop with at dell wireless 1390 wlan mini-card driver, when I installed Ubuntu side by side with Win7 I assume it was missing a wireless driver since that's what it said. Later on I reinstalled completely to ubuntu, and connected my laptop to a internet cable assuming it will get all the drivers from ubuntu servers/depositories.
So the problem now is that in the networking tab I dont even see a wireless connection option, when I go to System Settings -> Additional drivers, it shows me that im using Broadcom STA proprietary wireless driver. But I still don't see my Wireless connection.
I have looked for tutorials but they are mostly too old.
Can someone please provide me with a step by step guide or some guidance on how to fix this issue, or give me a link to a place where it's shown how to fix it.
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roberts@roberts-Latitude-D630:~$ sudo lshw -class network [sudo] password for roberts: *-network UNCLAIMED description: Network controller product: BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:0c:00.0 version: 01 width: 32 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list configuration: latency=0 resources: memory:fe8fc000-fe8fffff *-network description: Ethernet interface product: NetXtreme BCM5755M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express vendor: Broadcom Corporation physical id: 0 bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0 logical name: eth0 version: 02 serial: 00:1c:23:29:51:ed size: 1Gbit/s capacity: 1Gbit/s width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.119 duplex=full firmware=5755m-v3.29 ip=192.168.0.6 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=1Gbit/s resources: irq:44 memory:fe7f0000-fe7fffff
roberts@roberts-Latitude-D630:~$ rfkill list all 1: dell-wifi: Wireless LAN Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 2: dell-bluetooth: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no 3: hci0: Bluetooth Soft blocked: no Hard blocked: no roberts@roberts-Latitude-D630:~$
Using the Additional Drivers window deactivate the STA driver.
Connect you D630 via a wired connection.
Install the following packages: