STA - No Internet access
If you do not have any other means of Internet access on your computer, you will have to install the bcmwl-kernel-source package from the restricted
folder under ../pool/restricted/b/bcmwl
on the Ubuntu install media.
Systems installed from CDROM can simply add the install CD as a package source
and install bcmwl-kernel-source, automatically installing the required dependencies.
The following instructions are for a stock Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Edition via USB install. Netbook edition, other variations and matured systems may require more/less packages be installed to satisfy dependencies of bcmwl-kernel-source.
The GUI front end for dpkg will automatically display required packages that need to be installed to satisfy the bcmwl-kernel-source dependencies. To use the front end, navigate the file system using the file manager and double click on the packages to install/list required dependencies.
Navigate the install media and install the packages listed below by double clicking or
navigate the install media and install these packages consecutively in a terminal
(under the desktop menu Applications > Accessories > Terminal
:/dkms/$ sudo dpkg -i dkms*../pool/main/p/patch
:/patch/$ sudo dpkg -i patch*../pool/main/f/fakeroot
:/fakeroot/$ sudo dpkg -i fakeroot*../pool/restricted/b/bcmwl
:/bcmwl/$ sudo dpkg -i bcmwl-kernel-source*Step 2.
Under the desktop menu System > Administration > Hardware/Additional Drivers
, the STA
drivers can be activated for use.
A computer restart may be required before using the wifi card.
The install media contents are mounted under /cdrom
of the filesystem.
For temporary use with the LiveCD and LiveUSB environments, instead of a computer restart, in a terminal issue the following commands:
~$ sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb wl ~$ sudo modprobe wl
Allow several seconds for the network manager to scan for available networks before attempting a connection.