Saturday, September 27, 2008

Better Wireless Reception On A Dell Inspron in Ubuntu

Got a Dell Inspiron Laptop Circa 2008 that gets really bad wireless reception under Ubuntu Linux?

https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/b43-fwcutter/+bug/205114

Use the bcm43xx-fwcutter package instead the b43-fwcutter to restore the proprietary firmware that the card uses. bcm43xx-fwcutter is in Universe, so there is no need to go back to Gutsy:

aptitude purge b43-fwcutter
aptitude install bcm43xx-fwcutter

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