Configure your wireless interface as appropriate. If your problem were strictly related to the how-to I might help but it seems unrelated it doesn’t help that you’ve provided no details on the problem except from saying it doesn’t work. You will also need the bfwcutter package which is usually included on the install media or can be downloaded from the official online repositories. As a stubborn old fart I choose to go to Linux, looks good to me so far and it will serve my purposes. I have also V compaq laptop.

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If not already performed, connect the device to your system. This card worked on lubuntu Double click on the package to install or in a Terminal issue the following commands: All I can do you is to point you in the right direction which I did.

To test the driver and remove the need for a computer restart use: The first is the firmware-binstaller package.

Are you sure that wget doesn’t resolve? And it was loading then when it got to the end the same message popped up.

Thanks for your help, frankbell. This worked in Linux Mint I believe you have the correct driver for your device. By the way, I don t have yet. Jul 23 ’14 at 2: Hi, It seems to be a problem that others posters came across.


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Anyway this fix 431 great on my Gateway amd 64 chipset. I encountered unanswered questions along this line all over the place in the process of researching, and I’m pointing others to your post!!

This post is by far the best way to fix it. The b43 infrastructure is composed of two parts.

HOWTO Get Broadcom Wireless Working with Linux

How to solve my problem. After the bcmwl purge and b43w cutter reinstall it took off working. This was really great but I had the same problem with the last command as jagripton: To any newbies like me attempting to just copy and paste the above code.

Oh well, ife is too short to deal with such crap. Every time I purged packages from previous try and rebooted afterwards. Back to top STA – No Internet access If you do not have any other means of Internet access on your computer, you can install the bcmwl-kernel-source package from the restricted folder under. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.


For installation instructions, please see here. This is simply a script to extract broadcmo install the b43legacy driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community. I’ve tried multiple times to get WiFi working on this lappy over the past 6 months, this is the first advice that actually worked, thanks!

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Then, I get ” ” I’m a newbie and just cannot make this out. How can I get the file from my Home in Linux with wget? Just tried this on a Dell Latitude D running Ubuntu Once resolved, I again went over whole installing exercise, including fresh reinstall to make sure there are no remnants of other installsand straight to option 2 as suggested by wireless. Visit the following links: Thank you very much for the info and your help.