View Full Version : [ubuntu] New 8.10 install with no Wifi

November 17th, 2008, 07:51 AM
Hello everyone, with most older editions of Ubuntu I was easily able to get my Broadcom chip to work by going to System>Adminstration>Restricted Drivers.

Now if I go there, there is only the ATI Graphics driver. Nothing else. I can't get wireless to work, and Synaptics cant seem to find bcm43xx-fwcutter or anything like that. What is this? Why isn't my wireless working anymore.

November 17th, 2008, 09:08 AM
you will need to get the new firmware patch ucode5.fw (or something like this) in order to get your bcm43xx to work. I found this on another post in this forum so if we hunt around here we might find the original post cos it had a link to a site where they had already done the fwcutter bit and it was just download-install.

will look.

November 17th, 2008, 09:22 AM
sorry could not find that link, but i have used it to make this system work by placing copies of ucode5.fw into these folders:

jim@tiny:~$ locate ucode5.fw
locate ucode5.fw

then doing a reboot. It took several minutes for my router to finally 'see' my system so be patient. :popcorn::popcorn: