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Restricted Drivers W/O Network

Postby Branta on Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:31 pm

Dell D600 has an internal Broadcom BCM4306 wifi card

I installed Mint Daryna using a D-Link DWL G-650 supported pcmcia wireless card. With net access established, the restricted drives utility obtained the proprietary drivers and installed them. After reboot the BCM4306 worked fine...for months....

I re-installed Daryna but the PCMCIA slot failed. I verified the DWL G-650 card is fine. I have No net access for the restricted drivers. Using a pc I downloaded the sw from http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/b/bcm43xx-fwcutter/bcm43xx-fwcutter_006-3_i386.deb listed in the restricted drivers screen on the laptop.

After the download with Nautilus I clicked on the bcm43xx-fwcutter_006-3_i386.deb and went through the dialog for installing the BCM4306 driver...until a screen titled Specify Firmware location. It gave me 2 choices: a Local File or Download From the Internet with this url, http://xeve.de/down/wl_apsta.o

I can't download as I have No net connection and I do Not know where the firmware is located.

So what do I do?

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Re: Restricted Drivers W/O Network

Postby Husse on Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:44 pm

Do I understand you right that the .deb is downloaded but you don't know where?
/etc/apt/cache is a place to look into
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Re: Restricted Drivers W/O Network

Postby Branta on Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:39 pm

No, I have downloaded and these files are on a ram stick/Flash Drive:
bcm43xx-fwcutter_006-3_i386.deb
wl_apsta.o

When I click on the deb file it goes through the install screens. I have downloaded the .o file as it has something to do with the firmware location of something but am never asked for it as outlined at the end of my first post.


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SOLVED: Restricted Drivers W/O Network

Postby Branta on Mon Feb 04, 2008 6:58 pm

I had do it twice!

With Nautilus I clicked on:
bcm43xx-fwcutter_006-3_i386.deb
Reboot but no joy.
With Nautilus I clicked on the above file again but this time was asked where the firmware was located. I had earlier downloaded it so I was ready. The file name was:
wl_apsta.o
The screen gave me the choice to either select the URL (but I had no connection) or the local file that I had earlier downloaded.

Rebooted and I had the Broadcom BCM4360 internal wireless working.

It was very good practice for the developers to list the complete URL's as that allowed me to download everything. It might be helpful to allow for an easier and more explicit choice if one has no net connection.

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