View Full Version : [ubuntu] New 8.04 user has no wireless

April 25th, 2008, 04:03 AM
I have an Acer Aspire duel booting with vista and a newly installed version of 8.04 on a brand new partition. As soon as I started up I had no wireless connection

my driver info can be found here http://www.pastebin.ca/996612

real newb here

April 25th, 2008, 04:16 AM
Tried this? http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=728840

April 25th, 2008, 04:28 AM
it looks like we're getting close but I get this problem when trying to install the firmwar
"While this driver itself is free software, it relies on proprietary firmware which cannot be legally shipped with the operating system."

April 25th, 2008, 04:59 AM
Yeah...because it's Broadcomm (and they're not exactly known for being linux friendly) the firmware for these cards cannot be shipped w/ Ubuntu. I'm not completley sure (it's been a while) but I believe the firmware was downloaded for me when I installed the b43 restricted mobules. If that's not the case, you can always do it manually as described here: http://linuxwireless.sipsolutions.net/en/users/Drivers/b43