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jrdj
August 16th, 2012, 06:09 PM
So i installed ubuntu 12.04 on my macbook pro 12.04 but the wifi does not work.
Tried a few things i have read on here but not luck.

Can any one try to help me out.
Im a bit of a ubuntu noob, sorry :)

adamski99
August 16th, 2012, 06:31 PM
I'm on the same system and using the 'b43' driver, its a bit of a faf to get going but there are posts and guides around google it.

basically what i did was install b43-fwcutter, download the firmware from broadcom and and run the b43-fwcutter on it.

good luck :)

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jrdj
August 16th, 2012, 07:12 PM
I'm on the same system and using the 'b43' driver, its a bit of a faf to get going but there are posts and guides around google it.

basically what i did was install b43-fwcutter, download the firmware from broadcom and and run the b43-fwcutter on it.

good luck :)

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So you plunged an Ethernet cable in? and then installed b43-fwcutter, download the firmware from broadcom and and run the b43-fwcutter on it?

adamski99
August 16th, 2012, 08:54 PM
yes i did it with the ethernet plugged in.

before this i was getting some error like firmware missing when trying to load the b43 module:



sudo modprobe b43


cant remember the exact steps but i followed something like in this post:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=8788255&postcount=2

to extract and install the firmware

hope it helps

cheers

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