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  1. #21
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    Re: broadcom wireless problem

    npallett
    your last post in
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=761325&page=2
    shows a lot of promise
    but I don't understand the first action :

    1. Disabled the "restricted Driver" (b43 using b43-fwcutter)

    disable how ?
    It is my understanding that b43-fwcutter is only a tool for extracting
    I am a bit newbie
    be patient with me

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    Re: broadcom wireless problem

    Quote Originally Posted by denarced View Post
    npallett
    your last post in
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=761325&page=2
    shows a lot of promise
    but I don't understand the first action :

    1. Disabled the "restricted Driver" (b43 using b43-fwcutter)

    disable how ?
    It is my understanding that b43-fwcutter is only a tool for extracting
    I am a bit newbie
    be patient with me
    On the Menu System , choose: System/Administration/"Hardware Drivers"

    When the dialog pops up , untick the box for Broadcom B43 Wireless Driver

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    Re: broadcom wireless problem

    This method did not work for me. ubuntu 8.04 & BCM4306

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    Re: broadcom wireless problem

    Quote Originally Posted by npallett View Post
    On the Menu System , choose: System/Administration/"Hardware Drivers"

    When the dialog pops up , untick the box for Broadcom B43 Wireless Driver
    It doesn't work for me, either. Under "hardware drivers" the only item I have listed is my video card.

    -p
    Hardy Heron. Laptop Model: zd8000 (zd8230us): {CPU: 3.4 GHz Intel Pentium 4 650 processor, ATI Radeon X600, 2GB RAM, Wireless: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 (AirForce One 54g)} WOOT-finally got wireless working as of: 2008-04-28

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    Re: broadcom wireless problem

    okay
    now we're getting somewhere
    did as instructed by npallett
    system -> administration -> network
    now there is a wireless connection
    but 'iwlist scan'
    still comes up with nothing
    and yes, there are several networks here

    suggestions

    thanks for the help so far, npallett

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    Re: broadcom wireless problem

    never mind
    works great

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    Re: broadcom wireless problem

    kai i tried what you suggested, unfortunately it still didnt work for me, iwconfig ifconfig dont even show my wireless card, needless to say neither does the network manager.

    any other ideas ? thanks for your help.

    nivesh

    Quote Originally Posted by kai60 View Post
    Hi mate,

    I had the same problem and after several hours and nearly going back to 7.10 I was able to figure out how to do it.

    First thing to do is to install b43-fwcutter from your 8.04 CD or download it from http://packages.ubuntu.com/hardy/utils/b43-fwcutter and just select the one for your architecture. Once you have that, download the tarball from this location: http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources...0.53.0.tar.bz2, extract the tarball in your home directory and find the file called wl_apsta.o.

    Install b43-fwcutter and just say yes to everything that it wants to do. Open up a terminal and type:
    Code:
    sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware/2.6.24-16-generic ~/wl_apsta.o
    where the last part is wherever the wl_apsta.o file is located.
    Then type
    Code:
    sudo modprobe b43
    Reboot

    Once you are back in, check your wireless networks on the top panel and it should list all the available wireless networks, click on the one that you want to connect to and configure it and hey presto.

    Hope that helps.

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    Angry Re: broadcom wireless problem

    exactly same problem here, on an ASUS 138g v2 wireless card.

    i saw that many people gave lots of advices, but none of them were actually worked for us.

    let me describe the problem again:

    1. we use b43 driver comes with the 2.6.24 kernel
    2. we use b43-fwcutter to extract firmwares from wl_apsta.o
    3. after that, the wireless card is recognized, and we can see networks around us, the signal strength shows well. but if we try to connect to any one of them, the nm-applet tries lots of times and just fail. the dmesg shows the "timed out" thing again and again with no lucky.
    4. our wireless card worked well before, in ubuntu 7.10.
    5. iwconfig and ifconfig tells that wlan0 send 0 packets and received nothing.

    isn't it so clear that it SHOULD be a bug in the new b43 driver? the card sent nothing means that it had not really try to connect to any network at all, am i right?

    we need help.

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    Re: broadcom wireless problem

    in addition, all the leds on the wireless card never blinks.

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    Re: broadcom wireless problem

    Quote Originally Posted by unMourned View Post
    It doesn't work for me, either. Under "hardware drivers" the only item I have listed is my video card.

    -p
    I'm with stuck unMourned here. The only item I have listed there is my Nvidia graphics. Also when I do iw config I get the following

    dannylee@DannyLee:~$ iwconfig
    lo no wireless extensions.

    eth0 no wireless extensions.

    dannylee@DannyLee:~$

    Thats all i get. I have a dv6408nr with a BCM94311MCG (rev2) mini pci card. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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