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  1. #11
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Mataro, Spain
    Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr

    Re: No Internet with 12.04 on HP Pavilion P7

    The b43-fwcutter is for the b43 driver/module, not for the STA. Look more carefully in the STA section:

    STA - No Internet access

    If you do not have any other means of Internet access on your computer, you will have to install the bcmwl-kernel-source package from the restricted folder under ../pool/restricted/b/bcmwl on the Ubuntu install media.
    Note: Systems installed from CDROM can simply add the install CD as a package source and install bcmwl-kernel-source, automatically installing the required dependencies.
    Note: The following instructions are for a stock Ubuntu 10.04 LTS Edition via USB install. Netbook edition, other variations and matured systems may require more/less packages be installed to satisfy dependencies of bcmwl-kernel-source.
    Note: The GUI front end for dpkg will automatically display required packages that need to be installed to satisfy the bcmwl-kernel-source dependencies. To use the front end, navigate the file system using the file manager and double click on the packages to install/list required dependencies.
    Step 1.
    Navigate the install media and install the packages listed below by double clicking or navigate the install media and install these packages consecutively in a terminal (under the desktop menu Applications > Accessories > Terminal):
    :/dkms/$ sudo dpkg -i dkms*../pool/main/p/patch
    :/patch/$ sudo dpkg -i patch*../pool/main/f/fakeroot
    :/fakeroot/$ sudo dpkg -i fakeroot*../pool/restricted/b/bcmwl
    :/bcmwl/$ sudo dpkg -i bcmwl-kernel-source*Step 2.
    Under the desktop menu System > Administration > Hardware/Additional Drivers, the STA drivers can be activated for use.
    Note: A computer restart may be required before using the wifi card.


    Note: The install media contents are mounted under /cdrom of the filesystem.
    Step 3.
    For temporary use with the LiveCD and LiveUSB environments, instead of a computer restart, in a terminal issue the following commands:

    ~$ sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb wl ~$ sudo modprobe wl

    Allow several seconds for the network manager to scan for available networks before attempting a connection.
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit & Windows 10 Pro 64bit

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Mar 2006

    Re: No Internet with 12.04 on HP Pavilion P7

    Quote Originally Posted by darkod View Post
    The b43-fwcutter is for the b43 driver/module, not for the STA. Look more carefully in the STA section:
    Thanks. I tried that just now. I installed the four packages. And then went to look for System > Administration > Hardware/Additional Drivers I don't have that. I only have System->Additional Drivers. It starts but complains that the download failed and no drivers were available.

    Rebooting didn't give me any Internet. Running the two modprobe commands also did nothing.

    What can I do now to get a network connection?

    Thanks in advance.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Mar 2006

    Re: No Internet with 12.04 on HP Pavilion P7

    So I gave up on the broadcom crap.

    From another computer I downloaded the stuff for the Atheros card.

    The directions again were very wrong when it came to using the gui. They were also wrong about needing to install a bunch of packages as they seem to have already been installed.

    The part about
    cd compat-wireless-2012-07-03-pc
    ./scripts/driver-select alx
    sudo make install
    and then

    sudo modprobe alx
    was correct.

    Magically after doing that last command my Internet started working. Unfortunatly it stopped right after I downloaded and installed the updates. However doing it all over again fixed that too.

    I'm not exactly thrilled that it breaks on updates, but I've written a script to execute those commands. It will do for now.

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