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    11.10 Dell Inspiron 2200 NO INTERNET

    I have no internet at all on my Dell Inspiron 2200. I have tried everything that comes to mind.

    PCI-ID: [14e4:4320 ]
    Card/Model: BCM4306

    I have tried following this guide:
    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...Driver/bcm43xx

    Followed the information for: b43 - no internet access

    everything seemed to be working until I go to "Additional Drivers" where i am presented with

    "Downloading package indexes failed, please check your network status. Most drivers will not be available" and of course no drivers are listed.

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    Re: 11.10 Dell Inspiron 2200 NO INTERNET

    Hi, please give this a try:
    Download the b43 zip file to a flash drive then drag and drop the file to your ubuntu desktop. Right-click it and select Extract Here. Open a terminal and do:
    Code:
    sudo mkdir /lib/firmware/b43
    sudo cp Desktop/b43/* /lib/firmware/b43
    sudo rmmod -f b43
    sudo rmmod -f ssb
    sudo modprobe b43
    one line at a time and it should come on.
    Thanks
    Last edited by Wild Man; February 10th, 2013 at 06:59 PM.

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    Re: 11.10 Dell Inspiron 2200 NO INTERNET

    omg thank you!! that worked. This was driving me crazy. Thank you so much!

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    Re: 11.10 Dell Inspiron 2200 NO INTERNET

    Hi, I am glad it worked.
    Enjoy

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    Re: 11.10 Dell Inspiron 2200 NO INTERNET

    hey sorry but im new here, where is the ubuntu desktop?

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    Smile Re: 11.10 Dell Inspiron 2200 NO INTERNET

    Wild Man - You're brilliant!! Been driving me mad for days trying to get that connected (both in XP and then in Ubuntu) - you solved it at a stroke!
    Thanks v muchly indeed.

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    Re: 11.10 Dell Inspiron 2200 NO INTERNET

    Quote Originally Posted by Wild Man View Post
    Hi, please give this a try:
    Download the b43 zip file to a flash drive then drag and drop the file to your ubuntu desktop. Right-click it and select Extract Here. Open a terminal and do:
    Code:
    sudo mkdir /lib/firmware/b43
    sudo cp Desktop/b43/* /lib/firmware/b43
    sudo rmmod -f b43
    sudo rmmod -f ssb
    sudo modprobe b43
    one line at a time and it should come on.
    Thanks
    Many many thanks Wild Man.

    I'm typing this on my son-in-laws aged Dell desktop that had been running Windows XP like a dog and he'd moved it out of use into his loft. I did a Dell factory restore to create a clean XP and installed Ubuntu 10.04 dual boot.

    I've been desperately struggling in getting a Broadcom BCM4306 rev 03 based wireless adapter card to provide wifi access on this Dell.
    Somehow the zip file contents were in the right folder earlier but doing the modprobe listed in your message immediately got wifi access.

    Now that I have wifi working on Ubuntu I would like to get wifi working on XP because I've not been able to persuade son-in-law to use Ubuntu . So I need the XP driver stuff and have not been able to find the driver on the web.

    I guess that it is too much to ask on here to be sent the Broadcom BCM4306 rev 03 driver stuff.
    Mike (Dual boot Ubuntu & XP)
    MSi CR620 (Novatech i3 Core i3-350M) 2.27GHz 2GiB RAM, 250GiB SSD, Ubuntu 14.04
    ASUS Eee PC 1001P Atom N450 1.66GHz 1GiB RAM, Lubuntu 14.04
    Toshiba Equium, Toshiba XP various test systems

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