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installing bcm 4306

Postby wambaii on Sun Apr 20, 2014 6:44 pm

Hi and thank you for your help in advance,

I am new to Linux and I just installed Linux Mint 16 in an old laptop. It looks like I have been so lucky as to have the infamous BCM4306 rev 3. I have tried reading other forums and installing the b43-fwcutter with no luck.

lshw shows:

*-network:0
descripción: Network controller
producto: BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller
fabricante: Broadcom Corporation
id físico: 2
información del bus: pci@0000:03:02.0
versión: 03
anchura: 32 bits
reloj: 33MHz
capacidades: bus_master
configuración: driver=b43-pci-bridge latency=64
recursos: irq:9 memoria:b0204000-b0205fff

Any help would be appreciated, thanks
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Re: installing bcm 4306

Postby pdc_2 on Sun Apr 20, 2014 10:32 pm

this seems to be the definitive guide:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2214110

and it would seem to me to say you need linux-firmware-nonfree

so you would need to remove whatever you have installed; and install linux-firmware-nonfree

chili is sometimes on this forum; and a regular on the ubuntu forum: you might just like to sign on there; and get the right advice http://ubuntuforums.org/forumdisplay.php?f=336

if you do that, let us know how it goes
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Re: installing bcm 4306

Postby wambaii on Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:53 pm

Thank you, I will try that and let you know
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Re: installing bcm 4306

Postby wambaii on Thu May 01, 2014 10:09 pm

It worked perfectly thank you!
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