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infernowolf36
November 24th, 2010, 08:58 AM
hello i'm trying to get a WMP54G Wireless-G PCI working with ubuntu 10.10 .. my system recognizes the wifi card but it says it's 'missing firmware' any help would be appreciated.

grahammechanical
November 24th, 2010, 01:38 PM
Here is the trouble shooting guide.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WifiDocs/

Look to see if your network card is supported by the kernel. You may need to use the Windows drivers through something called ndiswrapper.

Regards.

chili555
November 24th, 2010, 02:57 PM
i'm trying to get a WMP54G Wireless-G PCI working with ubuntu 10.10Many of these are based on the Broacom chipset. The proprietary firmware is not installed by default. Please open Applications > Accessories > Terminal and run:
dmesg | grep b43It may report missing firmware.

Can you get a wired ethernet connection? If so, please go to System > Administration > Additional Drivers and activate the Broadcom driver. It will grab the firmware for you and install it in the correct location.

infernowolf36
November 25th, 2010, 11:27 AM
chili555,
"System > Administration > Additional Drivers and activate the Broadcom driver."
totally worked. i can't believe i forgot about that. thanks much.

grahammechanical
thank you for the compatability list. :)