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Wireless Firmware Missing

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Hello all, I am very new to Linux (this is the first time i've used it) I've not installed Linux Mint 12 yet, but i am running it off the disc, as it said it needed an internet connection in order to install properly. So I have been fiddling around trying to get the wireless internet to work. I've tried all manner of things, But I am sure I am either doing them incorrectly, or I am doing the wrong things. The wireless card I have in my mother board is a Linksys WMP54GS which is a broadcom thing, but I have lost the specific number... I did originally think it was just a driver issue so I did the ndiswrapper thing with ordinary windows drivers and it detects the hardware and say's it's there but the top right hand signal thing says that the firmware is missing. I understand that my wireless card is a b43 legacy using card as opposed to a b43 as it is a rev 02.

That's about as much as I really know :? :|

Dumb down language would be appreciated and a full proper step by step would be fantastic!

Thank you very much all!

Rocket_Reeves

(I feel bad for burdening you lot with what is probably a very simple solution)
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Re: Wireless Firmware Missing

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Found this in the Tutorials section at Mint's Community site . .

How to install Broadcom b43 wireless driver without internet / offline

(there are other tut's for the b43, just use the search)

good luck
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Re: Wireless Firmware Missing

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You should post the output of

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lspci -nnk
It was a mistake to use ndiswrapper - it will probably just make things messy now
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Re: Wireless Firmware Missing

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caf4926 wrote:You should post the output of

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lspci -nnk
It was a mistake to use ndiswrapper - it will probably just make things messy now
00:00.0 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge [10de:03e2] (rev a1)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:5001]
00:01.0 ISA bridge [0601]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge [10de:03e1] (rev a2)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:0c11]
00:01.1 SMBus [0c05]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SMBus [10de:03eb] (rev a2)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:0c11]
Kernel driver in use: nForce2_smbus
Kernel modules: i2c-nforce2
00:01.2 RAM memory [0500]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller [10de:03f5] (rev a2)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:0c11]
00:02.0 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller [10de:03f1] (rev a3)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:5004]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
00:02.1 USB Controller [0c03]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller [10de:03f2] (rev a3)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:5004]
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:04.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI bridge [10de:03f3] (rev a1)
00:05.0 Audio device [0403]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio [10de:03f0] (rev a2)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:a002]
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
00:06.0 IDE interface [0101]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 IDE [10de:03ec] (rev a2)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:5002]
Kernel driver in use: pata_amd
Kernel modules: pata_amd
00:07.0 Bridge [0680]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Ethernet [10de:03ef] (rev a2)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:e000]
Kernel driver in use: forcedeth
Kernel modules: forcedeth
00:08.0 IDE interface [0101]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller [10de:03f6] (rev a2)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:b002]
Kernel driver in use: sata_nv
Kernel modules: sata_nv
00:08.1 IDE interface [0101]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller [10de:03f6] (rev a2)
Subsystem: Giga-byte Technology Device [1458:b002]
Kernel driver in use: sata_nv
Kernel modules: sata_nv
00:09.0 PCI bridge [0604]: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge [10de:03e8] (rev a2)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp
00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration [1022:1100]
00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map [1022:1101]
00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller [1022:1102]
Kernel modules: amd64_edac_mod
00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control [1022:1103]
Kernel driver in use: k8temp
Kernel modules: k8temp
01:06.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4318 [AirForce One 54g] 802.11g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4318] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Linksys WMP54GS v1.1 802.11g Wireless-G PCI Adapter with SpeedBooster [1737:0042]
Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
Kernel modules: ssb
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc RV516 [Radeon X1300/X1550 Series] [1002:7183]
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0302]
Kernel driver in use: radeon
Kernel modules: radeon
02:00.1 Display controller [0380]: ATI Technologies Inc RV516 [Radeon X1300 Pro] (Secondary) [1002:71a3]
Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:0303]
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Re: Wireless Firmware Missing

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http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/b43_firmware/b43.zip

Extract the folder
b43

copy it to /lib/firmware

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sudo mv b43 /lib/firmware
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sudo modprobe -v b43
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Re: Wireless Firmware Missing

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Thank you very much that worked like a dream, though i did wonder how to copy files into the lib/firmware file till i changed the what i wrote for the source :)

It's all working and i'm over joyed! Thank you very much, can't express how grateful I am!
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Re: Wireless Firmware Missing

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Rocket_Reeves wrote:Thank you very much that worked like a dream, though i did wonder how to copy files into the lib/firmware file till i changed the what i wrote for the source :)

It's all working and i'm over joyed! Thank you very much, can't express how grateful I am!
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Re: Wireless Firmware Missing

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UPDATE - I feel so stupid, Thanks you everyone in this thread! :D
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Re: Wireless Firmware Missing

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caf4926 wrote:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/10573557/b43_firmware/b43.zip

Extract the folder
b43

copy it to /lib/firmware

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sudo mv b43 /lib/firmware
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sudo modprobe -v b43
Thank you (also!). Trying out Mint after staring at the horror of the latest Ubuntu release and must have tried a million complex solutions to get the wireless up and running. Put the laptop away for a couple of weeks and then today I sat down to really hammer out the problem. I found this post and 10 minutes later my laptop is connected. Thank you.
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Re: Wireless Firmware Missing

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hi, all,

I have an old Compaq nx9600 laptop that has a bad hard drive. I am using Linux Mint 12 in persistent mode through a USB flash drive. It works great, but I have the same notice: Wireless: Firmware Missing

Please tell me if the above files and procedure would work for me, too. Below is the output of the mentioned command.

Thank you,
Bracca

mint@mint ~ $ lspci -nnk
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82915G/P/GV/GL/PL/910GL Memory Controller Hub [8086:2580] (rev 0e)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3082]
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82915G/P/GV/GL/PL/910GL PCI Express Root Port [8086:2581] (rev 0e)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1c.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1 [8086:2660] (rev 03)
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1 [8086:2658] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3082]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2 [8086:2659] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3082]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3 [8086:265a] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3082]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.3 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4 [8086:265b] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3082]
Kernel driver in use: uhci_hcd
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:265c] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3082]
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev d3)
00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:266e] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3082]
Kernel driver in use: Intel ICH
Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0
00:1e.3 Modem [0703]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Modem Controller [8086:266d] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3082]
Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0m
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FR (ICH6/ICH6R) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:2640] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3082]
Kernel modules: iTCO_wdt, intel-rng
00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller [8086:266f] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3082]
Kernel driver in use: ata_piix
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus Controller [8086:266a] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3082]
Kernel modules: i2c-i801
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc M24 1P [Radeon Mobility X600] [1002:3150]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3082]
Kernel driver in use: radeon
Kernel modules: radeon, radeonfb
0b:00.0 CardBus bridge [0607]: Texas Instruments PCIxx21/x515 Cardbus Controller [104c:8031]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3082]
Kernel driver in use: yenta_cardbus
Kernel modules: yenta_socket
0b:00.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394) [0c00]: Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller [104c:8032]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3082]
Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
Kernel modules: firewire-ohci
0b:00.3 Mass storage controller [0180]: Texas Instruments PCIxx21 Integrated FlashMedia Controller [104c:8033]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3082]
Kernel driver in use: tifm_7xx1
Kernel modules: tifm_7xx1
0b:00.4 SD Host controller [0805]: Texas Instruments PCI6411/6421/6611/6621/7411/7421/7611/7621 Secure Digital Controller [104c:8034]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3082]
Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
Kernel modules: sdhci-pci
0b:02.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet [10ec:8169] (rev 10)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:3082]
Kernel driver in use: r8169
Kernel modules: r8169
0b:03.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4320] (rev 03)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Broadcom 802.11b/g WLAN [103c:12f8]
Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
Kernel modules: ssb
mint@mint ~ $
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Re: Wireless Firmware Missing

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YES! I went ahead and tried it anyway. Wow! It worked. That was easy!

Thank you!!
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Re: Wireless Firmware Missing

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It worked!! I was about to give up on mint...thanks a lot!!!
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Re: Wireless Firmware Missing

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Hello,
I am in a bit of a bind. I have an old Toshiba Satellite L15 S104 laptop that I installed and ran Ubuntu 11.10 perfectly(wifi and all). I decided to try a couple of other distros, so I tried the newest version of openSUSE in which i could not get the wifi to work. I didn't like that distro at all so I went back to Ubuntu and couldn't get the wifi to work again. The laptop sat for a while and than I decided to give Mint 12 a try and I love it.....just cannot get the wifi to work after the upgrade. I've tried everything I could find. I have installed the driver for the wireless card, but it still shows no wireless extentions. I think I might have downloaded more garbage than I need and not sure how to fix it. I am real new to linux. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks.

Here is some info:
jon@Mint1:~$ cat /etc/lsb-release; uname -a
DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint
DISTRIB_RELEASE=12
DISTRIB_CODENAME=lisa
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 12 Lisa"
Linux Mint1 3.0.0-16-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jan 27 17:50:54 UTC 2012 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
jon@Mint1:~$ lspci -nnk | grep -iA2 net
02:02.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ [10ec:8139] (rev 10)
Subsystem: Toshiba America Info Systems Device [1179:ff31]
Kernel driver in use: 8139too
02:04.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: InProComm Inc. IPN 2220 802.11g [17fe:2220]
Subsystem: AMBIT Microsystem Corp. Device [1468:0310]
jon@Mint1:~$ iwconfig
lo no wireless extensions.

eth0 no wireless extensions.
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Re: Wireless Firmware Missing

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HI Caf4926,
True, Really it worked like a charm and I am on wireless network in LInux Mint Lisa
Thanks a lot
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00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 Host Bridge [1022:9600]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:308c]
00:01.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (int gfx) [1022:9602]
Kernel modules: shpchp
00:04.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 0) [1022:9604]
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp
00:07.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 3) [1022:9607]
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp
00:09.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 4) [1022:9608]
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp
00:11.0 SATA controller [0106]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [AHCI mode] [1002:4391]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:308c]
Kernel driver in use: ahci
Kernel modules: ahci
00:12.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:308c]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
00:12.1 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller [1002:4398]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:308c]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
00:12.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:308c]
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:13.0 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller [1002:4397]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:308c]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
00:13.1 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller [1002:4398]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:308c]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
00:13.2 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller [1002:4396]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:308c]
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
00:14.0 SMBus [0c05]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller [1002:4385] (rev 3a)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:308c]
Kernel driver in use: piix4_smbus
Kernel modules: sp5100_tco, i2c-piix4
00:14.2 Audio device [0403]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) [1002:4383]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:308c]
Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel
00:14.3 ISA bridge [0601]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller [1002:439d]
Subsystem: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller [1002:439d]
00:14.4 PCI bridge [0604]: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge [1002:4384]
00:14.5 USB Controller [0c03]: ATI Technologies Inc SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller [1002:4399]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:308c]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
00:18.0 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Processor HyperTransport Configuration [1022:1300] (rev 40)
00:18.1 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Processor Address Map [1022:1301]
00:18.2 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Processor DRAM Controller [1022:1302]
00:18.3 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Processor Miscellaneous Control [1022:1303]
Kernel driver in use: k10temp
Kernel modules: k10temp
00:18.4 Host bridge [0600]: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Processor Link Control [1022:1304]
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: ATI Technologies Inc RS780M/RS780MN [Radeon HD 3200 Graphics] [1002:9612]
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:308c]
Kernel driver in use: radeon
Kernel modules: radeon
02:00.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Marvell Technology Group Ltd. 88E8042 PCI-E Fast Ethernet Controller [11ab:4357] (rev 10)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:308c]
Kernel driver in use: sky2
Kernel modules: sky2
06:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g LP-PHY [14e4:4315] (rev 01)
Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device [103c:1508]
Kernel driver in use: b43-pci-bridge
Kernel modules: ssb
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Re: Wireless Firmware Missing

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sirfmoyo,
Please start a new thread - we will need a question as well as output
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Re: Wireless Firmware Missing

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caf4926 thank you so much!
I joined http://forums.linuxmint.com/ because of this post! :D
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