February 19, 2021

The time now is You will also need the bfwcutter package which is usually included on the install media or can be downloaded from the official online repositories. Alot of the older dell computers have generic wireless minicards installed that identify themselves as broadcom cards. Internal cards To identify a card that was installed inside your computer prior to purchase, please open a Terminal and execute: I put wlan0 as the wireless device in the preferences config menu. The first is the firmware-b43legacy-installer package. The following instructions explain how to extract the required firmware.

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If so, which one s specifically? 4381 more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration.

Sorry I didn’t see your latest – I didn’t notice that page 2 had been started on this thread. Originally Posted by frankbell Sorry for missing the reference in your subject line. 44318

This is a compaq presario. I made a completely fresh installation of Kubuntu from the usb drive.

Again I had to use the power button to shut down. The b43 infrastructure is composed of two parts. For more granular support information, please see their wiki page here. Disabled in Debian 2.


I tried it and all broqdcom to work ok including wifi connection to my router.

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I certainly don’t know all the answers–I’m basically an advanced hobbyist–but if I can help someone farther down the road, I’m happy. Don’t make the same stupid misstake I did AFAIK all laptops have an external hardware wifi switch even though windbloz ignores this switch with linux it matters whether it’s on or off so you may have it setup right but it still will not work until the switch is turned on so check the switch.

For installation instructions, please see here. The full manufacturer and model of your computer as noted on the sticker of the computer itself.

Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

The bfwcutter package will need to be installed. Help answer threads with 0 replies.

That’ll have to wait till tomorrow. So I tried your suggestions: BB code is On.

The aim of Ubuntu is to ensure all card models work automatically with no, or minimal configuration. Find More Posts by rob.


Wicd might be worth a try; I prefer it to gnome-network-manager myself. I figured let’s take it off de,l see what happens. The only blacklist I had was in grub line, ’cause it wouldn’t boot without it. A click on the connect button and a quick check with firefox shows that the wifi connection is now up and running. However, if you want to do it manually then the instructions are as follows: The b43, b43legacy, brcmsmac and wl drivers do not support any USB devices.


I never have had much luck with the driver work arounds.

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sell Thanks for your help, frankbell. To find out your current kernel use the command: I don’t understand which action cleared whatever it did clear. When you have a working and fully updated system dell wired internet access you could try this: Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features.