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Native Broadcom wireless driver and Devicescape stack HowTo. My problem is ethernet connection is broken. I followed your instructions carefully. That’s why I would like my wifi connection to work. If necessary, firmware can be manually acquired and extracted using the bfwcutter utility, see http: Where do I go from here? Stumbled on to your blog and BOOM!

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Have you installed any wireless drivers for it? Remember I am still a newbie and extremely stubborn. Native Broadcom wireless driver and Devicescape stack HowTo.

If necessary, firmware can be manually acquired and extracted using the bfwcutter utility, see http: This worked in Linux Mint For a Linux newbie installing Mint on an old Inspironthis is great To find out your current kernel use the command: After much searching I came across this and it worked on my Compaq Presario V Just tried this on a Dell Latitude D running Ubuntu Thanks for your help, frankbell. So out of XP and starting Linux again and give in the commands as mentioned at the top.


Make sure you have the linux-headers package that matches your current kernel version, plus the appropriate generic header packages so that they are automatically updated on vcm4318 kernel upgrade.

I clicked on the connections button on the tool bar, enabled wifi, and behold, the blue wifi light on the keyboard began to shine.

I found the Broadcom-wl Email Required, but never shown. Originally Posted by frankbell What distro?


I tried these suggestions: I did su and repasted it in. Find More Posts by aus9.

However, if you want to do it manually then the instructions are as follows: This is simply a script to extract and install the b43 driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community. I later installed the b43w cutter and installer with no luck. Ifconfig saw wlan0 with no ip. View LQ Wiki Contributions. So, if you have time and if your keyboard isn’t occupied Houmed wirelesx you, this helped me alot I can’t begin to thank you enough.


The b43legacy infrastructure is composed of two parts.

How can i activate my wifi? (Broadcom BCM) : Lubuntu

I am soooooooo grateful!! I got it working. Submit a new text post.

This was really great but I had broadco, same problem with the last command as jagripton: Thank you for nothing. The bfwcutter package will need to be installed. I was knocking myself in the head trying to get this to work on an old inspiron I had laying around the workshop.

I remembered having removed the CMOS battery previously.