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Thread: Broadcom 4306 firmware offline setup problems

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    Broadcom 4306 firmware offline setup problems

    Having issues installing b43- fwcutter. I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on my PowerBook G4 PPC. I cannot connect to Internet without setting up Broadcom 4306. I am downloading from another machine and transferring with thumb drive. If I can get b43-fwcutter setup I should be able to continue with instructions found on web to install Broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5. And wl-apsta-3.130.20.0.o. New to Linux and could really use some help.

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    Re: Broadcom 4306 firmware offline setup problems

    Hi, please post the output of,,

    Code:

    lspci -n | grep 0280

    this will verify what wireless driver you need.
    thanks.
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    Re: Broadcom 4306 firmware offline setup problems

    Having issues also,please help.

    05:00.0 0280: 14e4:4320 (rev 03)

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    Re: Broadcom 4306 firmware offline setup problems

    Please see post #2 here; you have the same device. The corrected procedure is at post #11.

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1940540
    "Oh, Ubuntu, you are my favorite Linux-based operating system" --Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D.

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    Re: Broadcom 4306 firmware offline setup problems

    Hi,give this a try.. no internet required...
    open a terminal..and do..
    Code:
    sudo apt-get remove --purge bcmwl-kernel-source
    sudo modprobe -rfv wl
    you may get a "not found" on that..but...its ok.
    or your wired connection "may" be working now.

    ***If and only if your wired connection is now working**

    then with the ethernet cable attached do..
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
    sudo modprobe b43
    **If your wired connection is not working from above commands**

    then..First download the >>>>,b43.zip file attached below..
    drag and drop the b43.zip to your Desktop....*note Desktop is uppercase "D"
    then at the Desktop...RIGHT click the file and choose 'Extract Here' once that is done
    then do..
    Code:
    sudo mkdir /lib/firmware/b43
    sudo cp Desktop/b43/* /lib/firmware/b43
    sudo rmmod -f b43
    sudo modprobe b43
    b43.zip


    report any errors..
    thanks.
    Last edited by Hadaka; June 16th, 2013 at 12:02 AM.
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