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Old 04-02-2012, 06:55 PM   #1
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:03 PM   #2
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I dont know if Broadcom is supported in Linux, however there are ways around it with ndiswrapper driver.
Good luck to you.
 
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Old 04-02-2012, 07:09 PM   #3
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I have installed Linux Mint 12 on my Acer Aspire One and I need help with the Network Wireless connection. The software ndiswrapper (Common and utils 1.9)are installed. What are the steps needed to get my internet connection functioning?

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Old 04-02-2012, 07:16 PM   #4
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Google how to install ndiswrapper in linux Mint.
 
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:28 PM   #5
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Broadcom should work, but it's often not out-of-the-box, because it uses proprietary drivers.

This link from the Mint forums should help: http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=194&t=97728

as should this one from linuxwireless.com

http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43.

Try running lspci from a command line. That should report which Broadcom chip you have installed. Post the output here.
 
  


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