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I just installed Ubuntu 10.04 on my new Dell Studio.

The Wi-Fi doesn't connect.

How do I make the Wi-Fi work? And what other problems exist, and how can I correct them?

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As this is a brand new Ubuntu release, you'll have much more chance of getting help on the Ubuntu forums. –  David Spillett Apr 30 '10 at 16:16

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Dell Studio comes with a Broadcom 4353 Wireless card.

Following the instructions on this well documented wiki page solves the problem:

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx

The problem was that, a couple of threads discussing this issue on the Ubuntu forum that I found via Google, led me to believe that there was a separate distinctive process for this card that couldn't be solved via the documented procedure. Because the page didn't explicitly specify this card, I considered them.

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You will need to download the proprietary drivers from the internet to get the wireless working. (use a wired connection for this)

source: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1466270

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