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Thread: Help me get my wireless adapter to work please?

  1. #1
    Felliph3 NNTP User

    Default Help me get my wireless adapter to work please?

    I have an Acer Aspire 5000 with AMD Turion, 1.60gHZ and 896mb of ram. I am using the Broadcom 802.11G Network adapter. This is my 2nd linux distro. I got it to work on Ubuntu but I had to do a lot but I cant remember the steps. I know it can work on suse, I just installed it yesterday and it looks promising. Useless without internet though. Help me get it to work. Im not a noob when it comes to computers but not that expert at linux. I can use the terminal ok and I am familiar with a few commands. Thanks in advance.

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    Larry Finger NNTP User

    Default Re: Help me get my wireless adapter to work please?

    Felliph3 wrote:
    > I have an Acer Aspire 5000 with AMD Turion, 1.60gHZ and 896mb of ram. I
    > am using the Broadcom 802.11G Network adapter. This is my 2nd linux
    > distro. I got it to work on Ubuntu but I had to do a lot but I cant
    > remember the steps. I know it can work on suse, I just installed it
    > yesterday and it looks promising. Useless without internet though. Help
    > me get it to work. Im not a noob when it comes to computers but not that
    > expert at linux. I can use the terminal ok and I am familiar with a few
    > commands. Thanks in advance.


    Do you have Internet access in Linux without the wireless? If so, then
    connect to the internet, open a terminal and enter the following command:

    sudo /usr/sbin/install_bcm43xx_firmware

    This script will download the file that contains the firmware, extract
    and install it in the correct directory. You should then be able to
    bring up your wireless device and have it work.

    If you don't have Internet access in Linux, you will need to download
    the file

    http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/b...0.10.5.tar.bz2

    using Windows, a friend's computer, or whatever. Then copy it into
    your home directory. Once you have it there, you should enter the
    following:

    tar xjf broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
    sudo mkdir -p /lib/firmware
    sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware \
    broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver/wl_apsta_mimo.o

    These three commands will skip the download step and extract the firmware.

    Larry


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    Felliph3 NNTP User

    Default Re: Help me get my wireless adapter to work please?

    Hey Larry, thanks a lot for the help. My main problem b4 was that I could not get the driver since I had no connection but you gave me the commands to just install. It worked great, now I am online. Thanks a lot mate

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