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    HP Mini 110-1046NR Wireless problems

    complete noob when it comes to Ubuntu, want to get wireless on the laptop but it says firmware missing. If you all would please walk me through very detailed instuctions. Thanks Ubuntu peoples.

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    Re: HP Mini 110-1046NR Wireless problems

    We'll be glad to help. We are going to use the terminal a bit; it allows us to gather a lot of detailed data in a hurry. First, let's find out what wireless card you have. Open Applications > Terminal (or Applications > Accessories > Terminal) and run and post:
    Code:
    lspci -nn
    Feel free to trim away any lines that are not your wireless card.

    Can you walk your Mini over to the router and get an ethernet connection if we need to download something? We might be able to fix this in quick order!
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    Re: HP Mini 110-1046NR Wireless problems

    thanks a lot Chili555, is this what i was looking for?

    1:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)

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    Re: HP Mini 110-1046NR Wireless problems

    Exactly, although it may turn out to be a challenge. Your device is claimed by two different drivers. I'm not quite sure which is best yet. Let's try one and blacklist the other and see if we coax your device to life. Open the terminal and do:
    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
    The text editor will open. Add two lines at the end.
    Code:
    blacklist b43
    blacklist ssb
    Proofread carefully, save and close gedit. Now hook up the ethernet cable, get a connection and do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install bcmwl-kernel-source
    After it's done, detach the ethernet cable, reboot and tell us how your wireless is working.

    NOTE: Blacklisting ssb may not be prudent if your ethernet card is a Broadcom card using b44 and ssb. Please check:
    Code:
    lspci -nn
    Is your ethernet card a Broadcom?
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    Re: HP Mini 110-1046NR Wireless problems

    @Chili, The fix for that particular card is in the stickies in post #1

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1604868

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    Re: HP Mini 110-1046NR Wireless problems

    Quote Originally Posted by bkratz View Post
    @Chili, The fix for that particular card is in the stickies in post #1

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1604868
    What? You think I should read the stickies? Read someone else's post except yours?? Outrageous!!

    Seriously, james17, forget everything I said above and hook up the ethernet and do:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-lpphy-installer
    Reboot and tell us if your wireless is a beautiful thing.

    Thanks, bkratz!
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    Re: HP Mini 110-1046NR Wireless problems

    james@james-HP-Mini-110-1000:~$ sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-lpphy-installer
    [sudo] password for james:
    Reading package lists... Done
    Building dependency tree
    Reading state information... Done
    E: Unable to locate package firmware-b43-lpphy-installer

    ?? hah

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    Re: HP Mini 110-1046NR Wireless problems

    Are you on line with an ethernet connection?
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    Re: HP Mini 110-1046NR Wireless problems

    yea...

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    Re: HP Mini 110-1046NR Wireless problems

    the firmware is a 3rd party peice of software you need to go to synaptic package manager then go to Setting-->Repositories then make sure all are ticked see pic then close out of everything and open your terminal and type in
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade
    then go back and do what chili555 says
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