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Wireless can't connect with wizard but can with Frisbee.
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PostPosted: Mon 08 Jul 2013, 14:36    Post_subject:  Wireless can't connect with wizard but can with Frisbee.  

I have a Dell inspiron 1525 with a BCM4312 14e4:4315.

Cannot connect via networking wizard, Dougals or simple but will connect via Frisbee

Has anyone else had this issue

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PostPosted: Wed 31 Jul 2013, 21:08    Post_subject:  

It is an oddball nic - same problem in Lucid, upup Raring, & Wheezy.

Dell shipped some with Intel and some with Broadcom - as usual Broadcom makes a nuisance of itself.

I'm planning to use a USB nic as i don't have time to work around ignorant hardware manufacturers.

Good luck to them as Steam brings a bazillion high-end game users over to Linux & they learn who is Linux-friendly and who is not -- they are not at all shy about blackballing those who refuse to cooperate.

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