Feedback on the Dell Inspiron 15 N5050

Asked by Oklums

12.04 (precise) 32-bit
Linux 3.2.0-27-generic-pae
Dell Inspiron N5050 Model No: 5050-9261

Bus 001 Device 004: ID 0a5c:21bc Broadcom Corp. BCM2070 Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
09:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller (rev 01)

This package contains Broadcom 802.11 Linux STA wireless driverfor use with Broadcom's BCM4311-, BCM4312-, BCM4313-, BCM4321-,BCM4322-, BCM43224-, and BCM43225-, BCM43227- and BCM43228-basedhardware.

Work only Bluetoth or WLan
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Single-Chip Bluetooth® 3.0 HCI Solution - BCM2070
http://www.broadcom.com/products/Bluetooth/Bluetooth-RF-Silicon-and-Software-Solutions/BCM2070

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Jeff Lane (bladernr) said :
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Please see the attached FAQ. The Inspiron N15 5050 model that was tested and certified for Ubuntu 12.04 was the version with the Atheros Wireless/Bluetooth adapter.

That being said, the STA driver you reference is, as far as I know, only for the Broadcom 43xx based Wireless controllers and does not support the broadcom 2070 bluetooth controller in any way. That requires a separate driver, which I believe is bnep.

You may want to check and be sure that your system is using the bnep driver using lsmod:

sudo lsmod

FAQ #1664: “How do I check what hardware components my system has?”.

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Oklums (oklums) said :
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