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February 7th, 2009, 08:16 AM
Broadcom BCM4318 (rev 02)
my belkin usb wireless receiver decided to stop working so i went to best buy and bought the dynex wireless G destop card (dx-bgdtc).
i dual boot with vista and linux (hardy). in vista, the card works like a charm. linux won't detect it therefore i have no internet w/ linux. the threads i've been reading regarding this situation requires downloading via the terminal or the synaptic package manager... which means i need internet - which i don't have. can someone guide me through this or give me a helpful link?
February 7th, 2009, 06:27 PM
post output of lshw -C network from the terminal .. do you see any restricted drivers under sytem->admin->hardware drivers ??
February 7th, 2009, 07:15 PM
sorry for the delayed response... lost internet for the night, but i got it up and running again, but now i'm back to the linux problem again. i posted in the terminal what you told me and i got:
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
description: Network controller
product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 9
bus info: pci@0000:03:09.0
width: 32 bits
configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=32 module=ssb
description: Wireless interface
physical id: 3
logical name: wlan0
capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11g
oh...and i checked the restricted drivers... because the card won't detect the internet, it won't install the restricted driver for broadcom b43 wireless driver. i get the error message:
W: Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/b/b43-fwcutter/b43-fwcutter_011-1_i386.deb
Could not resolve 'archive.ubuntu.com'
February 7th, 2009, 07:24 PM
You first try to see if there is a System->Administration->Hardware Drivers/Restricted Drivers. If there is, check and see if there is a Broadcom b43 wireless option. You will need a working connection in Ubuntu to make it work though. It needs to download some firmware to activate the wireless module.
If it is not there, please try installing b43-fwcutter from Synaptic or:
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
February 7th, 2009, 07:32 PM
all i get is:
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
The following packages were automatically installed and are no longer required:
libstrigiqtdbusclient0 libclucene0ldbl libglitz-glx1 libsensors4 librdf0
kdebase-runtime-data-common libempathy-common libpulse-mainloop-glib0
librasqal0 libttf2 libsoprano4 kdelibs5-data libzvbi-common libglitz1
libqt4-sql ftplib3 libstreamanalyzer0 libphonon4 pulseaudio-module-zeroconf
libstreams0 libempathy-gtk-common libgconfmm-2.6-1c2 perlmagick
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove them.
The following NEW packages will be installed:
0 upgraded, 1 newly installed, 0 to remove and 0 not upgraded.
Need to get 15.8kB of archives.
After this operation, 102kB of additional disk space will be used.
Err http://archive.ubuntu.com hardy/main b43-fwcutter 1:011-1
Could not resolve 'archive.ubuntu.com'
Failed to fetch http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/b/b43-fwcutter/b43-fwcutter_011-1_i386.deb Could not resolve 'archive.ubuntu.com'
E: Unable to fetch some archives, maybe run apt-get update or try with --fix-missing?
February 7th, 2009, 08:12 PM
i switched to vista and downloaded the deb package "b43-fwcutter_011-1_i386.deb" and switched back to ubuntu to install it. when i try to install it, it fails citing that it's already installed.
February 7th, 2009, 08:22 PM
Try running this from the Terminal:
It is the script that b43-fwcutter will call to download the firmware.
February 7th, 2009, 08:31 PM
Okay... when i put that into the terminal, i get:
Resolving downloads.openwrt.org... failed: Name or service not known.
February 7th, 2009, 08:38 PM
Sorry, I was thinking of a different post and just saw that you don't have a working connnection. Try the following:
It will tell you what to download.
February 7th, 2009, 08:40 PM
thanks... here goes nothin' i guess
February 7th, 2009, 09:38 PM
i manned-up and just took my desktop downstairs where it could be wired to the internet... just enabled the driver and now it's working... thanks to everyone who helped or tried helping :)
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