Hi, 2 days ago I purchased a Dell Inspiron 1525. The problem is the Broadcom wireless card. It won't connect with Hardy at all from WAP with WPA2 encryption. I then installed Intrepid from a live CD - also no luck. The restricted STA driver is required but there is nothing listed. I gave up and took it to the shop where the guy installed Intrepid from a DVD and demonstrated the active wireless connections, also the STA driver was shown in restricted hardware. I bet that his wireless connections weren't encrypted as at home the card was recognised but was unable to connect. I then installed wicd from the tip in cheater's post, changed the WAP settings to allow the MAC address and disabled enabled SSID. Then it worked. However, the guy at the shop didn't partition as I instructed, so I reinstalled using a normal live cd and am back to square one i.e. there is no STA driver in restricted hardware. Is this driver only available on the DVD ? Or will doing the updates right after install perhaps install the driver ? (Seems like network manager has a big problem with a) the Broadcom card, and b) WPA2 encryption.) PS. I asked the shop to just swap the Broadcom card for an Intel nic, but they said this would invalidate the warranty. Wife waiting impatiently and I am at a loss - probably have to attempt another damn install, this time using the DVD which the shop allowed me to keep. Weekend looks bleak and tiring.