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November 8th, 2008, 05:41 PM
can anyone please give me a step by step guide to get this thingy working in 8.10? I have tried to get it working every single version since 7.04, and no version have made it work. I can activate wireless, but I cant see any wireless networks.
Anyone know what to do get it real working I mean you can see wireless networks without any problem. And it is with both the driver from hardware drivers and the bcm3xx-fwcutter firmwire thing (or what it is called) And I am on a HP laptop.
November 8th, 2008, 06:12 PM
Search these forums and/or google for your laptop name + ubuntu + wireless and it should turn up. HP has been a PITA for laptop wireless for idk how long, someone should have the solution already.
November 8th, 2008, 06:23 PM
Which Broadcom card is it? If you don't know then do:
lshw -C network
in the terminal. That way we will be able to help you better.
November 8th, 2008, 06:34 PM
description: Wireless interface
product: BCM4312 802.11a/b/g
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:03:00.0
logical name: eth1
width: 64 bits
capabilities: bus_master cap_list ethernet physical wireless
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=wl latency=0 module=wl multicast=yes
November 8th, 2008, 07:04 PM
Hi, try these commands here:
sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb wl
sudo modprobe ieee80211_crypt_tkip
sudo modprobe wl
sudo /etc/init.d/networking restart
For information on waht they mean, you will need to carefully read this thread here and the following pages:
Hope it works. If not, somebody is sure to have a solution.
November 8th, 2008, 07:43 PM
Thanks it worked. :)
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