Hello, I'm very new to Ubuntu and I put a fresh install on my laptop today.
Its a dell inspiron 4100, p3 866, pretty basic. I have a broadcom minipci card I took from an HP, its a bcm94306mp.
I checked in terminal and it recognizes it as a Broadcom 4306 (rev 2)
I followed the directions, but when I got to the step "sudo modprobe ndiswrapper"
It said "FATAL ERROR -ndiswrapper not present" or something to that effect.
Everything seemed to go well up until that point, any ideas?
Thanks in advance
Thank you, thank you, thank you! I have spent a ton of hours trying to get my wireless card to work correctly on hardy. It finally working thanks to you.
This works great for my Dell 1395 card which shows up as BC4310 rev1. I'm not sure why they don't work with the restriced drivers manager (i guess it's not called that anymore). I already ordered an intel card earlier today, but it's great to know there is a way to make this card work.
When it did boot, it gave me an error message. My apologies for not having taken down the text of the error, but the gist of it was that something didn't load properly with the gnome desktop and it was disabled and would be tried again on my next login. When my desktop loaded it had reverted itself to the default theme. Any idea what's conflicting?
On the plus side -- the wireless is up!! And it's working better for me than it was in Gutsy. Hurrah!
EDIT: Didn't have the same problem on the next boot. Everything seems to be up and running just fine.
Last edited by arden667; May 1st, 2008 at 03:06 AM.
Thanks for such a great post Alex, took me ages trying to get wireless working for my Broadcom 4306 rev 3. In the end all I had to do was follow your instructions to the letter!
After failing to install my drivers via "hardware driver" I was pleased to see this post. I followed all steps successfully, and this is what I got:
The light of my Broadcom B43 wireless card turns on soon after my machine is switch on, but the second gnome is loaded, all lights switch off.
I have no internet connection (seeing as the lights aren't even showing). But strangely (or not), if I pull out the card, then put it back in, the lights return, yet still no connection.
Have I done something wrong? Is there a way of uninstalling, and stating the whole process again? Is there anything I have to change to the settings?
??? HELP! (I'm a bit of a beginner)
Hardy Herron 8.04 - Dell Latitude C610 (pretty old laptop)
please sticky this broadcom support is so all over the place
some I had to try 4 methods before this one finnaly worked
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I LOVE YOU!!!!!!!!!!!! Had probems with wireless for soooo long... gave up with gutsy. THANK YOU! (K)