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    Re: Can't connect to internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevbert View Post
    The first command will tell us more about your system (lspci = list pci devices)
    Have you read this thread from the beginning? He doesn't have a wired connection either, meaning, the dude's gotta type everything or at least save to FAT in a .txt and switch OS's and all. You really wanna make him manually paste the output of 'lspci'? Run
    Code:
    sudo lshw -C network
    and you'll have to understand why that's the better option.


    Quote Originally Posted by gjoellee View Post
    maybe your wireless card is Windows only or something (just a guess)
    Right. "windows only" - and how would that work?
    Maybe you had rather read up on hardware & networking (just a guess)

    Please guys, read the entire thread and not just the first post.
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    Re: Can't connect to internet

    Right. Your wireless card is Broadcom based BCM4318 Rev 02 and is not turned on. You need to install some firmware on the PC (and into the /lib/firmware directory).
    Can you connect to the internet via ethernet (wired) cable ? You need to be able to do this to download the drivers (in Ubuntu, I don't know how to do this via XP). If so, you need to follow this thread. It's quite involved. At step 2 use the method 2a in the linked thread.
    If you have any problems please ask.
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    Re: Can't connect to internet

    This method will not work for all Broadcom BCM43xx cards. It has been tried by me on Intrepid Kubuntu (up to A4 release), Hardy Ubuntu (8.04 and 8.0.4.1) and Intrepid Ubuntu (A5). These files were needed due to the version install problems that started in early July 2008.
    If this does not work for you please take a look at the excellent ndiswrapper post here. The reason I no longer use that post is that it is more complex, but does cover more Broadcom cards.

    Attached are some firmware files for Broadcom BCM43xx. What you need to do is save the file to your Ubuntu Home directory. Next, in Nautilus file manager, you want to right-click on the file and select extract here. You'll now have a directory called firmware created in your Home directory.
    Now run up a terminal and enter the following command
    Code:
    cd ~/firmware
    You'll see two directories b43 and b43legacy. In terminal now enter
    Code:
    sudo mv b43 /lib/firmware
    sudo mv b43legacy /lib/firmware
    These commands move the firmware into your /lib/firmware directory.
    Now if you reboot your machine, hopefully Ubuntu will seem these files and install the drivers for your wireless card.
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    Re: Can't connect to internet

    Can you connect to the internet via ethernet (wired) cable?
    No.

    Can I download in Windows to FAT32 partition, and then load from there?

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    Re: Can't connect to internet

    Attached are some firmware files for Broadcom BCM43xx.
    Okay, now we seem to be getting somewhere. I d/l'ed the file and extracted it to my FAT32 partition (with Winzip from Windows), which is accessible from Linux.

    There I have not only the original *.tar.gz, but also /b43 and /b43legacy.

    Am I on the right track?

    I will copy files to /home and do what you say.
    Last edited by Rad1; July 27th, 2008 at 08:37 PM.

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    Re: Can't connect to internet

    Quote Originally Posted by Rad1 View Post
    There I have not only the original *.tar.gz, but also /b43 and /b43legacy.

    Am I on the right track?
    Yes boot into Ubuntu again, move the files to your /home direcoty and follow:
    Quote Originally Posted by Kevbert View Post
    In terminal now enter
    Code:
    sudo mv b43 /lib/firmware
    sudo mv b43legacy /lib/firmware
    P.S. Alternatively you could not move 'em and navigate to /media/"NameOfFATdevice"/ first, but I think this is the easiest.
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    Re: Can't connect to internet

    Woohoo!

    Yeah, baby!

    Guess who's posting this from Hardy Heron?

    Thanks for all the help. Here's a big digital kiss for you guys > *swack!*

    Special thanks to Kevbert for posting those files.

    I have more questions .. like how do stop having to enter my password all the time, to do simple things? .. and why does my screen keep shifting back and forth? But I will open separate threads for that. Also my screen display is kinda ugly here.

    Why don't the following commands work?

    sudo cp b43 /lib/firmware
    sudo cp b43legacy /lib/firmware
    Last edited by Rad1; July 27th, 2008 at 09:19 PM.

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    Re: Can't connect to internet

    This was VERY HELPFUL TO ME! I linked to it in my blog! Thanks a bunch!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevbert View Post
    This method will not work for all Broadcom BCM43xx cards. It has been tried by me on Intrepid Kubuntu (up to A4 release), Hardy Ubuntu (8.04 and 8.0.4.1) and Intrepid Ubuntu (A5). These files were needed due to the version install problems that started in early July 2008.
    If this does not work for you please take a look at the excellent ndiswrapper post here. The reason I no longer use that post is that it is more complex, but does cover more Broadcom cards.

    Attached are some firmware files for Broadcom BCM43xx. What you need to do is save the file to your Ubuntu Home directory. Next, in Nautilus file manager, you want to right-click on the file and select extract here. You'll now have a directory called firmware created in your Home directory.
    Now run up a terminal and enter the following command
    Code:
    cd ~/firmware
    You'll see two directories b43 and b43legacy. In terminal now enter
    Code:
    sudo mv b43 /lib/firmware
    sudo mv b43legacy /lib/firmware
    These commands move the firmware into your /lib/firmware directory.
    Now if you reboot your machine, hopefully Ubuntu will seem these files and install the drivers for your wireless card.

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    Re: Can't connect to internet

    Thanks worked perfectly....

    Quote Originally Posted by Kevbert View Post
    This method will not work for all Broadcom BCM43xx cards. It has been tried by me on Intrepid Kubuntu (up to A4 release), Hardy Ubuntu (8.04 and 8.0.4.1) and Intrepid Ubuntu (A5). These files were needed due to the version install problems that started in early July 2008.
    If this does not work for you please take a look at the excellent ndiswrapper post here. The reason I no longer use that post is that it is more complex, but does cover more Broadcom cards.

    Attached are some firmware files for Broadcom BCM43xx. What you need to do is save the file to your Ubuntu Home directory. Next, in Nautilus file manager, you want to right-click on the file and select extract here. You'll now have a directory called firmware created in your Home directory.
    Now run up a terminal and enter the following command
    Code:
    cd ~/firmware
    You'll see two directories b43 and b43legacy. In terminal now enter
    Code:
    sudo mv b43 /lib/firmware
    sudo mv b43legacy /lib/firmware
    These commands move the firmware into your /lib/firmware directory.
    Now if you reboot your machine, hopefully Ubuntu will seem these files and install the drivers for your wireless card.

  10. #20

    Re: Can't connect to internet

    hmmm

    Getting the broadcom drivers (I hate broadcom) to work on my other PCs was easy, but the one I am working on now is older and has so far not worked with any of the hacks I have tried so far.

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