View Full Version : [ubuntu] i am so close...please help. installed inf driver recognizes device but no network co

December 2nd, 2008, 06:30 PM

installed ndisgtk
installed linksys inf driver file
hardware testing recognizes linksys network card

but no netowrk connections in network tools

i am so close please please please help.

please i am begging you.

December 2nd, 2008, 06:32 PM
So what card are we talking about here? What is the output of

lshw -C network
Also, I am assuming that you are running Ubuntu 8.10?

December 2nd, 2008, 07:03 PM
actually i am mistaken. ubuntu is recognizing a broadcom network card. how weird is that.

December 2nd, 2008, 07:11 PM
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
*-network UNCLAIMED
description: Network controller
product: BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:06:00.0
version: 02
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: latency=0
*-network DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 2
logical name: pan0
serial: 4a:4a:30:79:a4:c8
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A multicast=yes

yes 8.10

December 2nd, 2008, 07:14 PM
it would be silly to install the broadcom driver i assume.
and linksys support insisted i remove the card until i find the right driver.

December 2nd, 2008, 07:49 PM
apparantly i have to download the broadcom bcm4318 firmware.

if i can find it.

December 2nd, 2008, 08:53 PM
a forums search for "BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g]" (your network card)
showed this useful threads:

All the results>

make sure you have the latest packages:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get safe-upgrade
Good luck!