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Wireless driver

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I have download Mandriva 2010 on my Dell Inspiron 1521. I have it as a dual boot , with Windows Vista & mandriva 2010. I have had it hooked up on a hard wire to get my updates. I have put the BCMWL5.sys & the inf files in mandriva & my wireless driver still isnt working. My wireless driver is Dell wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card. I've done all I can do & I've researched this for a few days please help.

 

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I have put the BCMWL5.sys

 

I'm guessing BCMWL is Broadcom wireless so I'd try the broadcom-wl or dkms-broadcom-wl driver which you'll find in the official non-free media.

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Guest John Melchiorre

I'm guessing BCMWL is Broadcom wireless so I'd try the broadcom-wl or dkms-broadcom-wl driver which you'll find in the official non-free media.

where is the official non-free media @?

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At the top of this web page, you'll see "Easy URPMI". Click on that, and it will take you to another web page where you can choose the official non-free media.

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I have had it hooked up on a hard wire to get my updates. I have put the BCMWL5.sys & the inf files in mandriva & my wireless driver still isnt working.

Where did you put those files, another way to make youre w-lan work with the inf-files is Ndiswrapper

MCC/internet choose w-lan and then Ndiswrapper, follow the steps.

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