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Old 12-30-2010, 09:37 PM   #1
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Getting Wireless to Work, Broadcom BCM4312 (rev 01)


I'm sure this has been asked before, but I'm still stuck and I've been reading and Googling for well over an hour.

I currently have an ethernet connection set up perfectly fine, that's totally okay. However, this is a laptop, and I really want wireless to work. I followed the instructions here:

http://wiki.debian.org/bcm43xx

And get lost around step 4. When I run iwconfig I get:

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lo      no wireless extensions
eth0    no wireless extensions
What should I do?
 
Old 12-30-2010, 09:57 PM   #2
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Figured it out :P
 
Old 12-31-2010, 07:08 AM   #3
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It would help others if you posted the solution to your problem.
 
Old 01-01-2011, 02:44 AM   #4
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This is true...

http://wiki.debian.org/wl

I followed the instructions here and it made it work perfectly.
 
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Bump...Now that I've upgraded to Squeeze it's broken again.

iwconfig shows eth1 and info about it, and I can run wicd, it just won't find any networks.

Help? I followed the squeeze instructions on that link I posted too.
 
Old 01-01-2011, 12:36 PM   #6
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Hi,

Some time ago I played around with LMDE which is based on Debian Squeeze on a laptop with the same NIC. Installing broadcom-sta-common and broadcom-sta-source (only those two if I recall correctly) packages with apt-get solved all of my problems and allowed me to use my wireless card without troubles.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 01-01-2011, 12:50 PM   #7
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Hi,

Some time ago I played around with LMDE which is based on Debian Squeeze on a laptop with the same NIC. Installing broadcom-sta-common and broadcom-sta-source (only those two if I recall correctly) packages with apt-get solved all of my problems and allowed me to use my wireless card without troubles.

Kind regards,

Eric
Thanks for the help, but I already have those packages installed :P Still not seeing any networks unfortunately.
 
Old 01-01-2011, 12:53 PM   #8
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Hello,

Did you check that the modules b43, b43legacy, ssb and bcm43xx are blacklisted? Another package with the broadcom NIC that you'll need is bcmwl which automatically blacklists those modules if I'm not mistaking.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 01-01-2011, 01:16 PM   #9
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Yeah, on the instructions on that site I had to do that already :P
 
Old 01-01-2011, 01:22 PM   #10
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Does wicd preferences have your wireless card set to eth1 still? That's what usually gets me after a big upgrade, it sets itself to default settings.
 
Old 01-01-2011, 01:41 PM   #11
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Does wicd preferences have your wireless card set to eth1 still? That's what usually gets me after a big upgrade, it sets itself to default settings.
Yeah, but eth1 is my wireless card haha...so shouldn't that work?
 
  


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