Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN problem

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Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN problem

Postby Helmeci » Sat May 31, 2008 1:02 pm

Installed Elyssa onto my friends computer. It is using the Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN network adapter. Install goes smooth only problem is there is no way to get internet working on it. the wireless doesn't work and neither does a wired connection. How can i go about getting this to work when there is no way to connect it to internet? thnks


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Re: Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN problem

Postby MagnusB » Sat May 31, 2008 2:28 pm

Which Broadcom card is it? Post the output of lspci
Other than that I can say that Broadcom cards usually requires b43 or ndiswrapper. Try using the restricted drivers manager first, if that does not work, remove it and use ndiswrapper instead.
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Re: Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN problem

Postby xsm » Fri Jun 06, 2008 3:25 am

Hey there for the b43 chipset i normally keep a copy of my /lib/firmware which has all the broadcom items for both my hp laptops, unfortunately i have had to do similar head banging in the past getting it working now all I do on a fresh install is copy in my firmware, i have attached a copy just on the off chance maybe it works you never know...

just in case you need to know this is my wlan adapter
06:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI (rev 01)

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