not connecting wirelessly [SOLVED]

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not connecting wirelessly [SOLVED]

Postby Sleven on Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:33 pm

I'm running Mint xfce 13 from a DVD on an Acer Aspire 5000 laptop.

If I use a cat5 cable from the modem/router, the connection to the internet happens automatically.

I need to be able to connect wirelessly. The Cisco router is Wifi enabled and is working for other devices.

I have the router password. I need help connecting to the wireless network.
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Re: not connecting wirelessly

Postby jungle_boy on Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:49 pm

Your laptop use a 802.11b/g wireless LAN (Broadcom BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g wireless LAN controller (rev 02); it works with b43 driver;

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sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer


It works when a distro is installed, not sure running LiveDVD...
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Re: not connecting wirelessly

Postby Sleven on Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:11 pm

Thank you so much jungle_boy, that worked like a champ.
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Re: not connecting wirelessly [SOLVED]

Postby jungle_boy on Mon Jan 07, 2013 11:11 pm

OK!
I am happy to helped you to fix the problem...

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