Wireless isn't working. No clue.

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Wireless isn't working. No clue.

Postby Syntaximus on Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:49 pm

lspci returns this: Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev 02)


Apparently I don't have the driver or firmware(what's the difference?) for this to function. Package(what is a package?) Manager did nothing after I installed several packages which claimed to have the necessary fixes. I've tried a few step-by-step instructions(terminal stuff) from numerous boards like this one but they also have no effect. When I click the networking icon it doesn't even list a wireless option. I had the same problem on both Ubuntu and Blag.
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Re: Wireless isn't working. No clue.

Postby AlbertP on Fri Sep 23, 2011 2:56 pm

You have to install the firmware for the b43legacy driver, to get this card working. Broadcom does not allow Linux distributions to have that firmware pre-installed. So you have to connect to internet using an ethernet cable, and then install firmware-b43legacy-installer from Package Manager.

Note that you need b43 instead of b43legacy for 'rev 03' versions of 4306/4309. This is rev 02 so should work fine with b43legacy.
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Re: Wireless isn't working. No clue.

Postby Syntaximus on Fri Sep 23, 2011 3:47 pm

Yeah I tried that once before. Here's the error I just got:


E: firmware-b43legacy-installer: subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 1
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Re: Wireless isn't working. No clue.

Postby AlbertP on Sat Sep 24, 2011 6:05 am

Please try installing b43-fwcutter.
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