I tried Felix’s suggestion first and it worked until the next time I booted the laptop. Seems that Ubuntu, Fedora, and Mandriva all work flawlessly out of the box, so my gamble might just have paid off. I don’t think this should be marked as fixed. AMD dropped support for older graphics cards in Catalyst v. I’ve tried every tutorial to install my card and no one helped.

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I believe this is due to the driver using the 20Mhz band instead of 40Mhz. Copy the downloaded file to your home folder.

If it doesn’t work, please file a bug report as per the support article. Back to top b43 – No Internet access If you do not have any other means of Internet access from Ubuntu, linxu you will have to download the firmware from another computer with Internet access, from an existing OS on another partition, or before you install Ubuntu.

Same bug for me, and no solution has worked Haven’t rebooted yet, though. Bad and all but at least I can communicate. Validate you don’t have loaded or built into the kernel the Linux community provided driver for Broadcom hardware. If you’d like me to still make a separate bug, I can, but I’m not sure why. Use the switch to turn the wireless radio on 7.


Thank you both for your suggestion. Please provide the router manufacturer, model, and firmware version. Wrath alan wrote on If you can’t see that STA driver it will actually be easier to just download it directly from Broadcom- see my post 2 here: I assume that the ssb driver is getting loaded for the wireless card, but since b43 doesn’t work won’t associate with the access point and the version from compat-wireless really doesn’t work errors with ssb in dmesgndiswrapper is the only way to go for now.

However, I still have no wireless and I don’t know what steps to take after that. Using Windows’ binary drivers: Results 1 to 5 of 5.

iMacIntel – Debian Wiki

Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. When this was bug was first reported 3 years ago, there was no native driver for my wlan adapter.

I tried Ubuntu before and because the wireless kept giving me error i stopped using linux for a while and now i’m back to give it another try and hopefully stay with linux, so help me out please. This is simply a script to extract and install the b43 driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community. Having a problem logging in? The card is recognized in the Hardware Information list, yet it isn’t recognized in Konsole.


I agree that this bug is about a specific problem that showed up recently in Hardy between 2.

bcm43xx – Debian Wiki

I have the Broadcom BCM as well and lihux problem seems not to appear when I’m using the kernel instead of the generic on Hardy 2.

You can learn more about bug statuses at https: Installing Windows drivers with NdisWrapper. The b43 infrastructure is composed of two parts. To test the driver and remove the need for a computer restart use: Firmware is not packaged by the Debian Project.

Now just to decide which distro to go with on this machine! See Also Wireless Troubleshooting Guide https: You need to log in to change this bug’s status.

Broadcom bcm card isn’t working by default.