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Re: Offline install of b43-fwcutter and firmware for Broadcom Wireless cards
« Reply #60 on: August 03, 2013, 03:32:50 pm »
I executed these commands and post the results on the attached file.

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Re: Offline install of b43-fwcutter and firmware for Broadcom Wireless cards
« Reply #61 on: August 03, 2013, 04:25:34 pm »
There may be something weird going on with your router .. it's saying encryption is ON, but it doesn't seem to be showing the encryption type like all the others are.

Can you temporarily turn OFF wireless security in the router, and see if you can connect.

You can turn it back ON afterwards .. I just want to know if it makes a difference.
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Re: Offline install of b43-fwcutter and firmware for Broadcom Wireless cards
« Reply #62 on: August 03, 2013, 05:14:53 pm »
A simple router reset fixed the problem. Sometimes the solution is so near than we think.
Appreciate the take taken to review my setting and reply on my issue.
I am looking forward to learn more about that beautiful system and use it for many years to come.

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Re: Offline install of b43-fwcutter and firmware for Broadcom Wireless cards
« Reply #63 on: August 03, 2013, 05:21:09 pm »
No problem .. happy Linux(ing) :)
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Re: Offline install of b43-fwcutter and firmware for Broadcom Wireless cards
« Reply #64 on: October 19, 2013, 10:01:29 pm »
Thank you very much for all your help,

I appreciated indeed, I became fan of linuzforums.org.uk and register to write you,

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Re: Offline install of b43-fwcutter and firmware for Broadcom Wireless cards
« Reply #65 on: October 19, 2013, 10:13:55 pm »
Glad it helped .. and welcome to the forum :)
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Re: Offline install of b43-fwcutter and firmware for Broadcom Wireless cards
« Reply #66 on: December 08, 2013, 05:56:34 am »
hi guys,  im new here and see you all seem very knowledgeable when linux issues are concerned,id like your help if possible ,   i just did a install of ubuntu desktop 12.04 on my old presario c500, cant wait to start using linux but having trouble also with getting my wireless to work, id appreciate any help here, thanks

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Re: Offline install of b43-fwcutter and firmware for Broadcom Wireless cards
« Reply #67 on: December 08, 2013, 04:17:19 pm »
Are you able to connect to your router with an ethernet cable ?

If you can .. do so .. then open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run:
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sudo apt-get install firmware-b43-installer b43-fwcutter

then go to "Additional Drivers" and make sure the b43 driver is activated.

Did wireless spring to life ?
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Re: Offline install of b43-fwcutter and firmware for Broadcom Wireless cards
« Reply #68 on: December 09, 2013, 12:28:25 pm »
thanks heaps im all wireless now :D appreciate all the good advice you gave cheers

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Re: Offline install of b43-fwcutter and firmware for Broadcom Wireless cards
« Reply #69 on: December 10, 2013, 01:03:45 pm »
Great :)
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Hi there, can anyone help my out with this.

Following all the steps up until this stage when I typed into the terminal:
 
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tar -xjvf broadcom-wl-5.10.56.27.3_mipsel.tar.bz2

I received the following error:

bzip2: Data integrity error when decompressing.

Input file = (stdin), output file = (stdout)

It is possible that the compressed files have become corrupted.
You can use the -tvv option to test integrity of such files.

You can use the 'bzip2recover' program to attempt to recover data from undamaged sections of corrupted files.

tar:Unexpected EOF in archive
tar:Unexpected EOF in archive
tar: Error is not recoverable: exciting now


Any idea why this is?
About to give up on Ubuntu I think :(

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Which version of Ubuntu ?
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OK, try this ..

For an "Offline" install of b43-fwcutter and firmware in Ubuntu 12.04.1 32bit...
(ie. without an working internet connection on the Ubuntu PC)

Supported models include:
BCM4301 BCM4306/2, BCM4306/3, BCM4311, BCM4312, BCM4318, BCM4320

On a separate PC that has a working internet connection, download these 3 files:

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/11876059/b43-fwcutter_015-9_i386.deb
and
http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources/wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o
and
http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2

Now transfer them to your Home folder on the Ubuntu PC.

Open a terminal and enter these 7 commands.
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cd ~
sudo dpkg -i b43-fwcutter_015-9_i386.deb
tar -xjvf broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o
sudo b43-fwcutter --unsupported -w /lib/firmware broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver/wl_apsta_mimo.o
sudo chmod 775 /lib/firmware/b43
sudo chmod 775 /lib/firmware/b43legacy
hitting enter after each line, and your password when asked.

at this point, you *may* need to reboot.

Now see if the b43 driver is available for activation in System>Administration>Additional Drivers



Hey, this worked for me =) I installed Lubuntu 14-04 on a HP mini 1000 and I tried a lot of different things and I finally could get online, thanks to you. I registered just so I could thank you. (I'm a complete noob, sorry)
You're awesome.

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You're more than welcome .. glad it helped :)
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Hi,

I'm currently using Tails 1.0 on a USB stick with Persistence, and my WiFi is not working even after trying all these steps.

I am desperate for help, it took me over a week to even boot into Tails on my USB stick and I don't know why the WiFi drivers won't work.

Thank you!

 


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