How to get the Dell TrueMobile 1400 (a/b/g) Card working

The Dell TrueMobile 1400 (a/b/g) card is not supported by Ubuntu EdgyEft but can be made to work using ndiswrapper

That’s what you have to do:

  • Install ndiswrapper-utils-1.8 via apt-get
  • Download the windows driver from dell: R74090rw.exe
  • Extract the exe file with *gunzip *
  • Blacklist the bcm43xx module in /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
  • Install the driver with ndiswrapper -i /bcmwl5a.inf
  • Test with ndiswrapper -l; check your logs, dmesg
  • Add ndiswrapper to /etc/modules
  • Change alias in /etc/modprobe.d/ndiswrapper from wlan0 to eth1
  • Restart to be sure
  • Done

Also see the notes in my previous installation report