For anyone who owns a Dell laptop and wants to run a Linux distro:
Many Dell laptops come equipped with the Dell WLAN 1397 mini-wifi card. I've had a Dell Inspiron 1545 for several years, and have tried several
Linux distros. The only two I have found that detected my Broadcom router's wireless easily, without any hassle on my part, are xPUD and LucidPuppy. LucidPuppy was a breeze
, and looks very
nice. Very attractive icons and overall theme.
If anyone is interested, I recommended installing LucidPuppy to USB, along with a variety of recovery, antivirus, and other ISOs, via SARDU
The only thing you may need to do to enable wireless router connection on your Dell laptop is copy any subfolders in C:\Drivers to the root of the /puppy/ folder on your USB pen-drive.