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    Missing file for b43 wireless install -- where can I find this file?

    A script in B43-FWCutter requires a file from a web site that doesn't seem to exist any more and so the wireless driver install fails Where can I get this file? Or is there another solution to this dilemma?

    wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o

    originally found at:
    downloads.openwrt.org/sources/wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o
    Last edited by NUboon2Age; May 15th, 2010 at 01:36 AM.

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    I believe that in most instances you just need to hard-wire to your router, do an sudo apt-get update, then look in hardware drivers for the restricted driver and enable it. Be sure to unplug the hard-wire cable before trying your wireless.

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    Re: Missing file for b43 wireless install -- where can I find this file?

    That website does still exist, from what I can see, I just put that address in my address bar and downloaded it.

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    Re: Missing file for b43 wireless install -- where can I find this file?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sealbhach View Post
    That website does still exist, from what I can see, I just put that address in my address bar and downloaded it.

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    If you try it you'll see that its a zero-length file.

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    Re: Missing file for b43 wireless install -- where can I find this file?

    I just downloaded this file and it is 638kB.

    Recommend that you try again. I did an install of b43-fwcutter last week and had no problems. This is the best way to get a BCM43xx wifi working. Don't bother with anything else, everything else broke my heart until I found how to do it properly.

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    Re: Missing file for b43 wireless install -- where can I find this file?

    Quote Originally Posted by anewguy View Post
    I believe that in most instances you just need to hard-wire to your router, do an sudo apt-get update, then look in hardware drivers for the restricted driver and enable it. Be sure to unplug the hard-wire cable before trying your wireless.

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    I did that and I don't find that file.

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    Re: Missing file for b43 wireless install -- where can I find this file?

    Quote Originally Posted by bredman View Post
    I just downloaded this file and it is 638kB.

    Recommend that you try again. I did an install of b43-fwcutter last week and had no problems. This is the best way to get a BCM43xx wifi working. Don't bother with anything else, everything else broke my heart until I found how to do it properly.
    Okay I did it again and I see you're right -- my browser said it was a '0 file' and I misinterpreted that to mean its a zero byte file (I guess it meant it is less than an MB large). Thanks! I'll see if that does it for me before marking this solved.

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    Re: Missing file for b43 wireless install -- where can I find this file?

    Edit: looks like you sorted it out.
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    Last edited by Sealbhach; May 15th, 2010 at 04:17 AM.

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    BTW - anyone needing the firmware cutter - you don't have to download it, it is on the LiveCD you installed from in the /pool/main/b folder. Just click it to start installation. For those interested, the build-essential package is also in the same folder.

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    Re: Missing file for b43 wireless install -- where can I find this file?

    Quote Originally Posted by anewguy View Post
    BTW - anyone needing the firmware cutter - you don't have to download it, it is on the LiveCD you installed from in the /pool/main/b folder. Just click it to start installation. For those interested, the build-essential package is also in the same folder.

    Dave
    Thanks, this is very useful information to have!

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