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    Broadcom 4322 wireless card driver

    Hey guys,

    I am just now learning the ropes in linux, trying to figure out even the simplest of tasks, and in this case i am trying to install drivers for the broadcom wirless card detected with lshw below:

    *-network
    description: Network controller
    product: BCM4322 802.11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN Controller
    vendor: Broadcom Corporation
    physical id: 0
    bus info: pci@0000:0c:00.0
    version: 01
    width: 64 bits
    clock: 33MHz
    capabilities: bus_master cap_list
    configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=0
    resources: irq:17 memory:f6cfc000-f6cfffff

    I downloaded the 64 bit driver from this site : http://www.broadcom.com/support/802.11/linux_sta.php

    My issue now (assuming that is the correct driver) is that i am not sure how to use the tar.gz file as i am used to the pre-compiled .exe's in windows. Any help would be greatly appreciated and keep in mind that i am very new in your explanation

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    Re: Broadcom 4322 wireless card driver

    Have you tried using the menu bar on the top panel?
    System > Adminstration > Hardware drivers clicking on that gets me the Broadcom drivers I need and installs them - no other intervention on my part.
    Worth a try if not already done?

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    Re: Broadcom 4322 wireless card driver

    broadcom drivers are included in the software packages already (USC or synaptic) find which one is the right one and install
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php...8&postcount=44
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    Re: Broadcom 4322 wireless card driver

    Hi and welcome to ubuntu . I might be able to help you out here . I had similar problems with my broadcom adapter . Here's what I did :

    Note : These instructions work for ubuntu 10.04 LTS and broadcom 43xx packages . They may or may not work for you . Use at your own risk .


    You will have to install b43-fwcutter and patch packages. After that you will need to setup firmware manually (without the firmware automatically downloading and being set up).

    b43-fwcutter is located on the Ubuntu install cd under ../pool/main/b/b43-fwcutter/ and patch is located under ../pool/main/p/patch/ or both in the official repositories online.

    Double click on the package to install or in a terminal navigate to the folder containing the package and issue the following command:

    :/b43-fwcutter/$ sudo dpkg -i b43-fwcutter*

    Step 1.

    On a computer with Internet access, download the required firmware files from http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources...a-3.130.20.0.o and http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/b...0.10.5.tar.bz2

    Step 2.

    Copy the downloaded files to your home folder and execute the following commands consecutively in a terminal to extract and install the firmware:

    ~$ tar xfvj broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
    ~$ sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o
    ~$ sudo b43-fwcutter --unsupported -w /lib/firmware broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver/wl_apsta_mimo.o

    Note: A computer restart may be required before using the wifi card.

    Hope this helps ..

    Cheers

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    Re: Broadcom 4322 wireless card driver

    Quote Originally Posted by Megaptera View Post
    Have you tried using the menu bar on the top panel?
    System > Adminstration > Hardware drivers clicking on that gets me the Broadcom drivers I need and installs them - no other intervention on my part.
    Worth a try if not already done?
    This worked perfectly! thanks a lot! and thank you all for the other posts you put up

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    Re: Broadcom 4322 wireless card driver

    You're welcome! Glad it helped.

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