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How to get Broadcom BCM4318 working?

Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 9:28 am
by linuxmatt7
I need help on getting my Broadcom BCM4318 working in Linux Mint 12 Lisa. I install the firmware and driver software, and it still does nothing. Now it doesn't even show my Wireless in the settings. I need help fast.

Re: How to get Broadcom BCM4318 working?

Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 5:07 pm
by Danko8321
linuxmatt7 wrote:I need help on getting my Broadcom BCM4318 working in Linux Mint 12 Lisa. I install the firmware and driver software, and it still does nothing. Now it doesn't even show my Wireless in the settings. I need help fast.
Did it show wireless in the panel before? And, if so, why did you install it?

Also, please type this command in a terminal and paste the output here

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inxi -F
Cheers. Danko.

Re: How to get Broadcom BCM4318 working?

Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 9:37 pm
by mister_lister
do the following in your "/home/*user*/downloads/" directory through terminal...

sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
wget http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/broa ... .5.tar.bz2
tar xf broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
cd broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver
sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta.o
modprobe b43


I edited as administrator the "/etc/modules" file and found that the "b43" module was in fact spelled in Upper Case letters ("B43), so I put the letter "B" in lower case and saved, it loads everytime, but you have to select your network.