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Old 02-09-2010, 02:50 PM   #1
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Unhappy No driver for my network card "Solved"


My netwok card is not identified in my notebook after installing Ubuntu 9.10. I typed a command in my terminal based on suggestions from other forums to identify my wireless card. It identified my wireless card as: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev03)
Ethernet controller: National Semiconductor Corporation DP83815 (Mac Phyter)
The driver is not installed and I cannot find an option to install it. How do I solve this problem? Help please......

Last edited by mighty hot; 03-02-2010 at 12:22 PM. Reason: Problem solved
 
Old 02-09-2010, 03:14 PM   #2
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My netwok card is not identified in my notebook after installing Ubuntu 9.10. I typed a command in my terminal based on suggestions from other forums to identify my wireless card. It identified my wireless card as: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller (rev03)
Ethernet controller: National Semiconductor Corporation DP83815 (Mac Phyter)
The driver is not installed and I cannot find an option to install it. How do I solve this problem? Help please......
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:51 PM   #3
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This card needs extra non-free firmware. If you have a wired connection, open a terminal and do
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sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
It will offer to download the firmware, say yes.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 12:55 PM   #4
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I tried the command in my terminal. It could not find the package b43-fwcutter.
 
Old 02-10-2010, 01:33 PM   #5
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I searched the internet for the package b43-fwcutter and found it, downloaded, and installed it. It works and I have now wireless connection in my notebook. I thank all of you guys who responded to my distress call.
 
Old 02-11-2010, 10:50 AM   #6
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I searched the internet for the package b43-fwcutter and found it, downloaded, and installed it. It works and I have now wireless connection in my notebook. I thank all of you guys who responded to my distress call.
EDIT: Don't forget to change your post's title to '[SOLVED]', and tell everyone what you did so they can fix their stuff too!
 
  


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