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    BCM4306 (rev 02) 14e4:4324 on b43legacy unavailable

    I am running Linux Mint 13 Maya KDE and the wifi card shows the connection state as unavailable and does not scan. It says the the current drivers are b43legacy. I tried installing b43 drivers and it stopped even seeing my wifi card. I had to reinstall the OS to get it to see the card again. This is an old laptop, Gateway M275.

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    Re: BCM4306 (rev 02) 14e4:4324 on b43legacy unavailable

    Did you install the firmware via '''linux-firmware-nonfree'''?

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    Re: BCM4306 (rev 02) 14e4:4324 on b43legacy unavailable

    When I installed the b43 firmware I used the b43-fwcutter to install it using the instructions from wireless.kernal.org that used the archive file. However when I first installed Linux Mint it already had b43legacy drivers being used.

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    Re: BCM4306 (rev 02) 14e4:4324 on b43legacy unavailable

    Code:
    sudo lspci -vvnn | grep 14e4
    Produces:
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    02:04.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11a/b/g [14e4:4324] (rev 02)
            Subsystem: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:0421]

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    Re: BCM4306 (rev 02) 14e4:4324 on b43legacy unavailable

    Code:
    sudo lshw -C network
    Produces:
    Code:
      *-network:0             
           description: Network controller
           product: BCM4306 802.11a/b/g
           vendor: Broadcom Corporation
           physical id: 4
           bus info: pci@0000:02:04.0
           version: 02
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: bus_master
           configuration: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64
           resources: irq:10 memory:e0200000-e0201fff
      *-network:1
           description: Ethernet interface
           product: 82801DB PRO/100 VE (MOB) Ethernet Controller
           vendor: Intel Corporation
           physical id: 8
           bus info: pci@0000:02:08.0
           logical name: eth0
           version: 83
           serial: 00:e0:b8:6d:4e:f6
           size: 100Mbit/s
           capacity: 100Mbit/s
           width: 32 bits
           clock: 33MHz
           capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation
           configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=e100 driverversion=3.5.24-k2-NAPI duplex=full firmware=N/A ip=192.168.1.50 latency=66 link=yes maxlatency=56 mingnt=8 multicast=yes port=MII speed=100Mbit/s
           resources: irq:11 memory:e0204000-e0204fff ioport:4000(size=64)
      *-network DISABLED
           description: Wireless interface
           physical id: 1
           logical name: wlan0
           serial: 00:90:4b:8b:59:47
           capabilities: ethernet physical wireless
           configuration: broadcast=yes driver=b43legacy driverversion=3.2.0-23-generic firmware=N/A link=no multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bg

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    Re: BCM4306 (rev 02) 14e4:4324 on b43legacy unavailable

    Try this firmware package:
    Code:
    wget http://media.cdn.ubuntu-de.org/forum/attachments/04/32/2480236-Broadcom_Firmware.tar.gz 
    sudo tar xvf 2480236-Broadcom_Firmware.tar.gz -C /lib/firmware/
    From here:

    http://forum.ubuntuusers.de/topic/ne.../#post-2480236

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    Re: BCM4306 (rev 02) 14e4:4324 on b43legacy unavailable

    A MILLION THANKS!!!! My wifi is working like a charm!

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    Patrick Thomas (Timberwolf)
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