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    B43 package

    Hi, i just began using ubuntu and i've noticed that i can't get the wifi to turn on. i downloaded the b43-fwcutter package. Could someone please tell me how to do the extraction?

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    Re: B43 package

    Quote Originally Posted by Brizlitman View Post
    Hi, i just began using ubuntu and i've noticed that i can't get the wifi to turn on. i downloaded the b43-fwcutter package. Could someone please tell me how to do the extraction?
    By the way welcome to the forums...

    Run this in terminal please and post result.. What version are you running?

    Code:
    lspci -nn | grep 0280
    Boot Info Script
    Ubuntu User number is # 32763
    Linux User number is # 527179

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    Re: B43 package

    11.04

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    Re: B43 package

    Quote Originally Posted by Brizlitman View Post
    11.04
    Okay
    Ctrl Alt T
    should open a terminal..

    then copy and paste this command in the terminal..

    Code:
    lspci -nn | grep 0280
    Copy and paste results .. That will tell us the card number we need..
    Boot Info Script
    Ubuntu User number is # 32763
    Linux User number is # 527179

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    Re: B43 package

    01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 02)

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    Re: B43 package

    Quote Originally Posted by Brizlitman View Post
    01:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN [14e4:4311] (rev 02)
    EXcellent we are almost there..

    Code:
    rfkill list all
    That tells us your not blocked by wifi switch or software.

    Then in terminal

    Code:
    sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
    You will be Golden after that... if you have all "no" answers to the rfkill list all
    Last edited by nm_geo; September 4th, 2011 at 05:02 AM.
    Boot Info Script
    Ubuntu User number is # 32763
    Linux User number is # 527179

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    Re: B43 package

    0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    1: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no

    now for the second one:

    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package firmware-b43-installer

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    Re: B43 package

    Quote Originally Posted by Brizlitman View Post
    0: hp-wifi: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no
    1: phy0: Wireless LAN
    Soft blocked: no
    Hard blocked: no

    now for the second one:

    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package firmware-b43-installer
    kobina@ubuntu:~$ sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package firmware-b43-installer
    My fault I assumed you had the computer hooked up with ethernet cable.
    So right now how are you communicating to the forum? Another computer?

    Can you put an etherent cable into the computer we are working on?
    Boot Info Script
    Ubuntu User number is # 32763
    Linux User number is # 527179

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    Re: B43 package

    I installed ubuntu via wubi. therefore, i am using a dual-boot. i am using windows on the forums. I don't have access to an ethenet cable either

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    Re: B43 package

    installing b43fwcutter with-out the internet

    download this file http://www.omattos.com/sites/default...all-fw.tar_.gz

    Then transfer it over to your Ubuntu box

    Now in your Ubuntu Box [computer] please make your way to your Home folder

    Once you are at your home folder right click on your home folder and make a new folder and call it Wireless






    Now that you have made a new folder called wireless in your home directory. It is time to move the downloaded file into the new folder called wireless







    Next we need to move that folder to the firmware directory to do this open your terminal and type in
    Code:
    sudo cp -r ~/Wireless/* /lib/firmware/







    Now lets double check to make sure the download made it to the firmware directory. Too do this type this into the terminal
    Code:
    ls /lib/firmware
    Do you see it there ? Good if not it did not moved. Go back to the last step and try again. But if you do see it lets move on to the next step






    Ok so now that the download is in the firmware dir we are going to have to go there. To go there open your terminal and type in.
    Code:
    cd /lib/firmware
    Now that you have moved lets double check to make sure this next code tells us where we are in the computer file dir. This next code stands for "print working directory"
    Code:
    pwd
    are you at /lib/firmware if so good if not go back one step






    Now that we are in the firmware directory. We have to extract the download to do this type in
    Code:
    sudo -s
    then enter your password then
    Code:
    tar -xzf b43-all-fw.tar_.gz
    then
    Code:
    exit
    Now it is time to reboot
    Code:
    sudo reboot
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