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Thread: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

  1. #511
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    Hah! All I needed to do was reboot. I am one happy customer now. Thanks, dude!

  2. #512
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    Worked for me on an Apple Powerbook, but not with Network-Manager. I had to install wifi-radar, which works fine!

    Kudos
    Registered Linux User #407403

  3. #513
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    Didn't work.

    I had all the prereqs and have the linksys wmp64gs v1.1 broadcom 4306 chipset.

    On step 4 you ask us to type "sudo bcm43xx-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware ~/Desktop/wl_apsta.o"

    Where is the .o file??? The file you provided for download contains a .sys, not a .o

    I used the .sys file and that seemed to work for that step, but I have no idea.

    Also, you said /lib/firmware. Do you mean replace the word firmware with my firmware version? Cause if so, that isnt obvious at all... especially for someone new to linux. Another post mentioned to do that.

  4. #514
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    Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx

    Wink Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    Ubuntu Dapper 6.06
    kernel: 2.5.16-27-686-smp
    Broadcom BCM4311 UART (rev01)

    Thanks a lot for the howto. It worked like a charm. I didn't even have to use the network manager applet. I just did System --> Administration --> Networking and the wireless connection just worked.

  5. #515
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    Quote Originally Posted by cyklonmetal View Post
    hi there, new to ubuntu but fooled around with mandrake and suse a few years back before i was lured back to the dark side. anyway, my problem is how to install the bcm43xx package i downloaded from berlios.de. i cant download using the synaptic manager cause im not conneted to the internet. i can only connect using t-mobile hotspots so i think i have a chicken and egg problem. i've already downloaded it using a different pc and copied the files to my desktop but cant figure out how to install it.

    any help would be appreciated. thanks...
    If you downloaded the .deb then you would do something like this:

    Code:
    sudo -s
    dpkg -i <name of file.deb>
    You might even get away with just using the graphical dpkg manager when you open it from the desktop environment. If it's a tarball (.tar/.tar.gz) you will have to untar it (you can use the Archive Manager) and the read the INSTALL file inside, but chances are you will only have to do this:

    Code:
    sudo -s
    ./configure
    make
    make install

  6. #516
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    Excellent work! This worked flawlessly on my Compaq Presario r4225ca! I've struggled on many occasions to follow instructions elsewhere but you did a fantastic job of making it painless for a newbie to the linux world.

    You have brought me one step closer to getting rid of M$...

    Thank you,
    musicatplay

  7. #517
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    Talking Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    thank to you my wireless is running fast than ever im a newbie to the linux world and loving it thanks alot

  8. #518
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    Ubuntu 8.04 Hardy Heron

    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    Thanks for such a great How To! It got my wireless connection working right away!

  9. #519
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    Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    Thanks a lot nickm, for wrting such a wonderful guide. I was about to give up and move to knoppix, but you made it easy and quick to stay in ubuntu.

    0000:03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 03)
    Subsystem: Linksys WPC54GS
    Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
    Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
    Latency: 64
    Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 11
    Region 0: Memory at f6000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
    Capabilities: <available only to root>
    00: e4 14 20 43 06 00 10 00 03 00 80 02 00 40 00 00
    10: 00 00 00 f6 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
    20: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 81 10 00 00 37 17 20 43
    30: 00 00 00 00 40 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 0b 01 00 00
    Last edited by yo2k4yo; September 24th, 2006 at 10:14 PM. Reason: unfinished post

  10. #520
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    Unhappy Re: How to: Broadcom Wireless cards

    Didn't work for me.
    Acer Ferrari AMD64 Broadcom BCM4318 AirForce One 54g
    bcmwl5.sys
    Installs fine. PCMCIA card lights up real nice, lights flicker with activity.
    Wireless assistant recognizes my wireless and a couple of other networks within range.
    Try to activate, but nothing works.
    Susan Cragin

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