Hah, just my luck...seems as though everyone on this thread with a "Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)" card hasn't been able to get this working . I followed this guide to a T and though it seems as though it should be working (laptop light finally coming on and no "hanging" when configuring in the Network Manager"), I get nothing. Here is what I've done...
root@lappy:~# lspci | grep Broadcom\ Corporation
0000:06:02.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)
Ubuntu dapper *check*
A wireless card that shows up in Ubuntu *check*
A driver installation CD (for Windows) OR a driver for your card from the internet *check* (downloaded from http://sidulus.textdrive.com/bcmwl5sys.zip)
Access to the Ubuntu Universe Repository *check*
root@lappy:~# apt-get install bcm43xx-fwcutter
root@lappy:~# bcm43xx-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware ~/Desktop/bcmwl5.sys
...but it still appears to install the files into the firmware directory.
*****: Sorry, it's not posible to extract "bcm43xx_microcode11.fw".
*****: Extracting firmware from an old driver is bad. Choose a more recent one.
*****: Luckily bcm43xx driver doesn't include microcode11 uploads at the moment.*****: But this can be added in the future...
And after a reboot and even trying this:
root@lappy:~# apt-get install network-manager-gnome
...I get nothing. I've been playing around with this for hours now and am pretty much stuck. Here is some debug information (eth1 is the wlan card):
root@lappy:~# modprobe bcm43xx
I have reset ALL the router settings so there's no WEP (or any encryption at all), copied/pasted the SSID into the Network Manager and even tried statically assigning the IP address. But still nothing . And nothing shows up in the Gnome panel for wifi either. Has anyone gotten this specific card to work??? Any help would be GREATLY appreciated.
lo no wireless extensions.
eth1 IEEE 802.11b/g ESSID:"linksys_SES_54484" Nickname:"Broadcom 4318"
Mode:Managed Frequency=2.437 GHz Access Point: Invalid
Bit Rate=11 Mb/s Tx-Power=18 dBm
RTS thr:off Fragment thr:off
Link Quality:0 Signal level:0 Noise level:0
Rx invalid nwid:0 Rx invalid crypt:0 Rx invalid frag:0
Tx excessive retries:0 Invalid misc:0 Missed beacon:0
eth0 no wireless extensions.
sit0 no wireless extensions.
root@lappy:~# dhclient eth1
Internet Systems Consortium DHCP Client V3.0.3
Copyright 2004-2005 Internet Systems Consortium.
All rights reserved.
For info, please visit http://www.isc.org/products/DHCP
Listening on LPF/eth1/00:14:a5:69:d9:46
Sending on LPF/eth1/00:14:a5:69:d9:46
Sending on Socket/fallback
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 7
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 9
DHCPDISCOVER on eth1 to 255.255.255.255 port 67 interval 21
Thanks in advance!