View Full Version : [ubuntu] Trouble with wireless on 9.10

November 16th, 2009, 02:44 AM
Hey everyone,
I'm having trouble getting my wireless working with ubuntu 9.10. My wireless card is a Broadcom 4312 but when I try and install the driver as per this (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx/Feisty_No-Fluff#Instructions) guide I get an error when I try and install ndiswrapper-utils-1.9. The terminal tells me that it couldn't find the package. Help?

The Toxic Mite
November 16th, 2009, 11:47 PM
Hey! Can you go to Applications > Accessories > Terminal and post the outputs of the following commands please?

sudo lshw -c network

Thanks :-)

November 17th, 2009, 12:10 AM
The page is a little outdated, as you can see the Ubuntu versions refer to 3-4 versions back and the other native driver blacklisted there (bcm43xx) is deprecated and not used anymore. I tried that route primarily with my friends Broadcom card, while it worked ok at first, was unable to get WPA2 working with the drivers specified there. Then turned to the native Linux driver (b43, but also the Broadcom STA is available for your card) and that has worked just fine ever since.