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    Wireless network: "device not ready (firmware missing)"

    Hi!

    I have installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my laptop. For some reason Wireless Network does not work any more (there was installed 9.04 before).

    lspci says:
    Code:
    00:06.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
    System->Administration->Additional Drivers doesn't list anything.

    Can anybody help me? Thanks for any suggestions,
    Martin

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    Re: Wireless network: "device not ready (firmware missing)"

    run this command
    lspci -vnn | grep 14e4

    and tell me what the output is
    thanks

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    Re: Wireless network: "device not ready (firmware missing)"

    lspci -vnn | grep 14e4
    Code:
    00:0b.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02)

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    Re: Wireless network: "device not ready (firmware missing)"

    download this file http://www.omattos.com/sites/default...all-fw.tar_.gz

    Then transfer it over to your Ubuntu box

    Now in your Ubuntu Box [computer] please make your way to your Home folder

    Once you are at your home folder right click on your home folder and make a new folder and call it Wireless






    Now that you have made a new folder called wireless in your home directory. It is time to move the downloaded file into the new folder called wireless







    Next we need to move that folder to the firmware directory to do this open your terminal and type in
    Code:
    sudo cp -r ~/Wireless/* /lib/firmware/







    Now lets double check to make sure the download made it to the firmware directory. Too do this type this into the terminal
    Code:
    ls /lib/firmware
    Do you see it there ? Good if not it did not moved. Go back to the last step and try again. But if you do see it lets move on to the next step






    Ok so now that the download is in the firmware dir we are going to have to go there. To go there open your terminal and type in.
    Code:
    cd /lib/firmware
    Now that you have moved lets double check to make sure this next code tells us where we are in the computer file dir. This next code stands for "print working directory"
    Code:
    pwd
    are you at /lib/firmware if so good if not go back one step






    Now that we are in the firmware directory. We have to extract the download to do this type in
    Code:
    sudo -s
    then enter your password then
    Code:
    tar -xzf b43-all-fw.tar_.gz
    then
    Code:
    exit
    Now it is time to reboot
    Code:
    sudo reboot
    Do you have wireless now ? If you have any trouble just post
    Last edited by josephmills; June 24th, 2011 at 05:13 AM.
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    Re: Wireless network: "device not ready (firmware missing)"

    works

    thanks a lot!

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    Re: Wireless network: "device not ready (firmware missing)"

    Quote Originally Posted by martin_385 View Post
    works

    thanks a lot!
    please mark as solved have fun
    Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men, even when they exercise influence and not authority

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    Talking Re: Wireless network: "device not ready (firmware missing)"

    I just wanted to say thank you, thank you, thank you! I had the same problem with a Gateway laptop I'm running and your instructions worked like a charm!

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    Re: Wireless network: "device not ready (firmware missing)"

    Quote Originally Posted by josephmills View Post
    please mark as solved have fun
    I have had the same problem and solved slightly differently since I had no Ethernet connection available. http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1790338 .

    I now have reached the router, in fact I seem to be picking up 6-7 local sites. I have authenticated myself with my site but I am unable to actually reach the internet. The connection is actually working as I can access it from the Windows 7 side of my double boot machine.

    I'm an almost complete linux newbie and not much better on wireless accces. Any suggestions that I might try?

    Thanks

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    Re: Wireless network: "device not ready (firmware missing)"

    Thanks this just helped me a lot. I am a complete Linux newb. Worked like a charm.

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    Re: Wireless network: "device not ready (firmware missing)"

    Thread is still not marked as solved...

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