Okay, this is a tutorial for something I have had a hard time with, solved, and want to share the solution for everyone; how to install wifi firmware(drivers) on a Dell Latitude D600 (that has no internet connection otherwise) for use with Ubuntu 10.10 Desktop Edition.
What you will need:
- Another Internet Capable Computer (For downloading Drivers)
- A USB Flash Drive with at least 2MB free space
- A Dell D600 Laptop (Normally has broadcom wifi, for other wifi cards this will not work)
Lets get started:
- Using your internet capable computer Download these packages to your flash drive:
- Plug your flash drive into the D600 and copy the above files into your home folder.
- Open b43-fwcutter_011-1_i386.deb By right clicking and selecting 'Open with Archive Manager'
- Extract b43-fwcutter from the /usr/bin folder of the b43-fwcutter_011-1_i386.deb archive into your home folder.
- Now open a terminal and type these commands one by one:
Code:sudo ~/b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta-126.96.36.199.oCode:tar xfvj ~/broadcom-wl-188.8.131.52.tar.bz2Code:sudo ~/b43-fwcutter --unsupported -w /lib/firmware broadcom-wl-184.108.40.206/kmod/wl_apsta_mimo.oCode:sudo chmod o+rx /lib/firmware/b43 /lib/firmware/b43legacy
- That's It!!! Check your networks, your wifi card is already running, you may now delete the files from your home folder!