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Old 01-25-2009, 01:39 PM   #1
nateness
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Getting WiFi on a HP w ubuntu


Hey I am having an issue with geting my bcm43xx driver to work properly I am on a zv 5405 and its not cooperating .I am extremely new to Linux and any help would be awesome!
 
Old 01-25-2009, 01:54 PM   #2
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So, what have you tried so far? We can't read your mind. Check the Hardware Compatibility List (HCL) link at the top of this page to determine what drivers are required.

Welcome to LQ, BTW!

Last edited by pentode; 01-25-2009 at 01:55 PM. Reason: added welcome
 
Old 01-25-2009, 03:39 PM   #3
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what I've tryed

lol oh sorry
I don't really know where to start. its odd because I've done the updates and it recognizes that I have a Boadcom B43 wireless driver but it says the the driver has just been disabled but is still in use and i have to try and activate it each time. I have looked at and tried to follow other fourmes but none are spacific to my lap top. I have tried to install bcm43xx-fwcutter and it responds in terminal with

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Couldn't find package bcm43xx-fwcutter

any ideas?
 
Old 01-25-2009, 04:02 PM   #4
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You're going to need an internet connection to download the software from the repository, unless you have some other way to get it. It's going to extremely helpful to have a wired internet connection until you get the wireless sorted out. The wired Ethernet connections generally work without much trouble. Wireless is a different deal.
 
Old 01-25-2009, 04:05 PM   #5
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yah i have one now what all do i need to do or down load?
 
  


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