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    Re: How do i use wifi on ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydaman View Post
    I have version 8.04 not 6.06... I'm confused
    It should still work, all the requirements are the same


    Go for it.
    Hmmm...

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    Re: How do i use wifi on ubuntu?

    the steps are too confusing and besides how am i supposed to download the drivers without internet ? omg ubuntu is being a pain in the as*

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    Re: How do i use wifi on ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydaman View Post
    the steps are too confusing and besides how am i supposed to download the drivers without internet ? omg ubuntu is being a pain in the as*
    You will need to use an ethernet cable.

    For almost any piece of hardware you will need a driver weather on windows. *NIX, OSX etc. Don't rant it will get us nowhere

    Connect your laptop via ethernet and follow the steps.

    If you get any problems just PM me.
    Hmmm...

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    Re: How do i use wifi on ubuntu?

    srry i just got really pissed and mad cuz my friend told me this was supposed to be amazing but i cant even get on the internet even with ethernet thats the problem i cant get on the internet any way possible with that laptop
    Last edited by dirtydaman; June 15th, 2008 at 12:45 AM.

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    Re: How do i use wifi on ubuntu?

    can u like tell me ur AIM or something so u can help me step by step please cuz that would be great

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    Re: How do i use wifi on ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydaman View Post
    can u like tell me ur AIM or something so u can help me step by step please cuz that would be great
    Nah its fine

    Ubuntu autodetects 90% of hardware but some (due to lack of manifacturer support etc), you will need to tinker with to get it to work.

    Step 1

    R click on the following links and "save as"

    http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/poo...untu1_i386.deb

    http://mirrors.kernel.org/ubuntu/poo...buntu1_all.deb


    Step 2


    R click and save as, the following links:

    http://sidulus.textdrive.com/bcmwl5sys.zip (unzip this when downloaded)

    http://www.fjall.org/d505/wlan/bcmwl5.inf

    Step 3


    Put ALL the files you downloaded onto a flash drive

    Step 4

    Now go to your ubuntu box, switch it on (if needed) and put the flash drive in the usb port. Then copy all the files from the flash drive onto the desktop.

    Step 5

    Double click the ndiswrapper-common file that should be on your desktop and install it. Then do the same with the ndiswrapper-utils file.

    Step 6

    Now open a terminal (applications, accesories) and copy and paste the following:

    Code:
    sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist
    Press enter and a text (config) file will open. Scroll to the bottom of the file and type:

    Code:
    blacklist bcm43xx
    Save the file then reboot

    Step 7


    Once your box has rebooted, open a terminal and type:

    Code:
    sudo ndiswrapper -i ~/Desktop/bcmwl5.inf
    Then in the same terminal type:

    Code:
    sudo ndiswrapper -m
    Now reboot (again )

    Step 8


    L click on the network icon in the systray to connect to wifi networks!!!



    Hope that fixes your problem
    Last edited by Tomatz; June 15th, 2008 at 12:21 PM.
    Hmmm...

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    Re: How do i use wifi on ubuntu?

    @Tomatz:
    Ubuntu 8.04 uses the b43-pci-bridge driver (see his lshw), not bcm43xx, so I suspect that would need to be blacklisted to.

    However, the b43 driver is supposed to work - so it may be easier to use it than go down the ndiswrapper route.

    @dirtydaman:
    The simplest way to get wifi working would be to use System->Administration-> Hardware Drivers and enable the Broadcom firmware.
    This should then work (possibly after a reboot).

    However, to do this, you need to be connected with ethernet cable. It would be worthwhile getting that working anyway. It is unusual to be unable to use a cable ethernet (and yourLAN card is supported).

    Try booting with the cable plugged into the router, and give output from:
    Code:
    ifconfig
    route -n
    Last edited by ugm6hr; June 15th, 2008 at 09:28 AM.

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    Re: How do i use wifi on ubuntu?

    Dont know if this is how its "spose" to work, but all I did was Install wifi-radar picked my connection out of the list of many in my area then hit connect and its worked ever since automatically. Oh yeah in the system/network settings under wireless settings I also found my connection after selecting it in wifi-radar and changed configuration to automatic config (dhcp). Works without fail every single day for the last 3 months.
    Off Like A Prom Dress!

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    Re: How do i use wifi on ubuntu?

    Quote Originally Posted by ugm6hr View Post
    @Tomatz:
    Ubuntu 8.04 uses the b43-pci-bridge driver (see his lshw), not bcm43xx, so I suspect that would need to be blacklisted to.

    However, the b43 driver is supposed to work - so it may be easier to use it than go down the ndiswrapper route.

    @dirtydaman:
    The simplest way to get wifi working would be to use System->Administration-> Hardware Drivers and enable the Broadcom firmware.
    This should then work (possibly after a reboot).

    However, to do this, you need to be connected with ethernet cable. It would be worthwhile getting that working anyway. It is unusual to be unable to use a cable ethernet (and yourLAN card is supported).

    Try booting with the cable plugged into the router, and give output from:
    Code:
    ifconfig
    route -n

    Ahhh i didn't consider that (but it says to blacklist in my howto)

    Obviously if you can get your ethernet working that would be the easier/better option as it will automatically set up your wilan card.

    If you cant then you could always fall back to my howto.

    to ugm6hr for pointing that out.
    Last edited by Tomatz; June 15th, 2008 at 11:06 AM.
    Hmmm...

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    Re: How do i use wifi on ubuntu?

    thanks for ur help guys but google helps all talking to u guys on wifi right now lol now i just need to figure out how to get animation effects to work lol

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