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Wifi Issues Macbook Pro (Solved)

Postby swk7 on Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:25 pm

Hi, everyone. I'm a linux newbie, running mint 13 kde. Only problem is I can't access my wifi connection. I've installed the b43-fwcutter package, but didn't work. I've tried entering the terminal commands I've found in other threads here, but haven't been able to get them to work. However I am a newbie so I could be doing things the wrong way. Here is my mintwifi output:

I. scanning WIFI PCI devices...
-- Broadcom Corporation BCM4331 802.11a/b/g/n (rev 02)
==> PCI ID = 14e4:4331 (rev 02)
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* II. querying ndiswrapper...
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* III. querying iwconfig...
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.

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* IV. querying ifconfig...
eth0 Link encap:Ethernet HWaddr 3c:07:54:48:4e:aa
inet addr:68.97.28.140 Bcast:68.97.31.255 Mask:255.255.224.0
inet6 addr: fe80::3e07:54ff:fe48:4eaa/64 Scope:Link
UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST MTU:1500 Metric:1
RX packets:3661 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:1417 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000
RX bytes:3021857 (3.0 MB) TX bytes:131307 (131.3 KB)
Interrupt:16

lo Link encap:Local Loopback
inet addr:127.0.0.1 Mask:255.0.0.0
inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host
UP LOOPBACK RUNNING MTU:16436 Metric:1
RX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
TX packets:4 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
collisions:0 txqueuelen:0
RX bytes:240 (240.0 B) TX bytes:240 (240.0 B)

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* V. querying DHCP...
[sudo] password for will:
Sorry, try again.
[sudo] password for will:
Rather than invoking init scripts through /etc/init.d, use the service(8)
utility, e.g. service smbd reload

Since the script you are attempting to invoke has been converted to an
Upstart job, you may also use the reload(8) utility, e.g. reload smbd
RTNETLINK answers: File exists
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Re: Wifi Issues Macbook Pro

Postby remoulder on Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:53 pm

[Edit] your original post and add [SOLVED] once your question is resolved.

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Re: Wifi Issues Macbook Pro

Postby swk7 on Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:35 pm

I entered the following commands as suggested by the thread. They all installed fine, but I still do not have wireless.

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mpodroid/mactel
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
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Re: Wifi Issues Macbook Pro (Solved)

Postby swk7 on Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:56 pm

Managed to solve the issue by doing a clean install of mint and then entering:
sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mpodroid/mactel
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
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Re: Wifi Issues Macbook Pro (Solved)

Postby darbywithers on Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:44 pm

I just had the same problem with Mint 14 nadia on a macbook pro 8,2 with the same chipset. I tried a number of things including the above commands to no avail. A fresh install, followed by:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:mpodroid/mactel
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer

then shut down computer, removed the wireless dongle I was using, then restarted and sucess! Works like a charm. Thanks.
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