BCM4318 WIRELESS DRIVER
Hi, Just like the previous poster, John B. Thank you so much for your instruction on how to enable my wireless network card and get drivers for my DEll and Gateway laptop, it has tremendously help me with less effort with my Mint I am a super Linux novice. You saved my life today! Oh well, ife is too short to deal with such crap.
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All posts 1 day 7 days 2 weeks 1 month 3 months 6 months 1 year Sort by: For more granular support information, please see their wiki page here. Hosting provided by Metropolitan Area Network Darmstadt. What else I should try? My Windoze XP system detects wireless networks quickly and easily.
I spent hours and did some more research. Funny enough it didn’t attach a driver to the wireless chipset nor offered one through the restricted firmware pop-up.
bcm43xx – Debian Wiki
As this driver is closed source, fixes in the driver itself may only be provided by Broadcom. Hi Linda, That’s a completely different chipset from a different manufacturer. I can’t begin to thank you enough.
Open a new Terminal and use bfwcutter to extract and install the firmware: Please provide the router manufacturer, model, and firmware version. After a day of confusion and following simalar steps I went into software and updates and let it load Note: In the command below replace drivername with the driver you want to blacklist: I was knocking myself in the head trying to get this to work on wirelews old inspiron I had laying around the workshop.
Copy the downloaded file to your home folder. Since this is not helpful to anyone else with the same card I am doing an entirely bcm3418 fresh install of Ubuntu 9.
I tried these suggestions:. Rebooted and nothing happened. Instructions for installation may be found later in this article.
And since I never got my hands on one of those in fact, I never got my hands on any other chip except for BCMthe manual for this particular bxm4318 firmware extraction i.
I just pointed the web browser and it downloaded just fine. Disabled in Debian 2. It is possible the Ubuntu repositories have the kernel module and you wouldn’t need to use this how-to. The ndiswrapper package utilizes the Wirelesa closed source drivers to activate your WiFi card.
You should not be building as root. Tangram, thank you so much for your patience and professionalism.
Broadcom 43xx wireless devices
If your problem were strictly bbcm4318 to the how-to I might help but it seems unrelated it doesn’t help that you’ve provided no details on the problem except from saying it doesn’t work. You can confirm that by running the whoami command. Other bug subscribers Subscribe someone else. As a stubborn old fart I choose to go to Linux, looks good to me so far and it will serve my purposes. Dude you wirelwss saved my bacon.
WifiDocs/Driver/bcm43xx – Community Help Wiki
Do take notice that this Howto was created a years ago on Mint 12 so there might be steps that need change. You just didn’t have the Broadcom firmware installed. But I can not connect to the Internet yet.
If so, from all the other proposed solutions I have seen, this will probably be the easiest solution, by far, wirelrss anyone particularly easy for newbies who are not familiar with terminal commands with a BCM who does a Wubi install of Ubuntu 9. If you’re uncomfortable with this you can always use a graphical file manager and extract the archive with graphical archive manager according to your desktop environment.