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Old 02-27-2013, 08:57 AM   #1
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installing driver of broadcom DW1501 Wireless-N WLAN Half-Mini Card


hi everybody,someone can give me a steps of installing driver of broadcom card in ubunto 10.04
and thanx.
 
Old 02-27-2013, 09:08 PM   #2
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This thread is a good place to start. The first step is to identify the precise chipset in the card, and it will tell you how to do that, as well as provide additional information:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ux-4175434970/

If you run into problems, post the relevant chipset and other information to this thread and we'll do our best to help.
 
Old 02-28-2013, 06:04 PM   #3
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The first step is to identify the precise chipset in the card,
ok I tested my wired connection and it's working.This is the shipset informations and some other informations
Code:
[ifconfig -a
eth0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr a4:ba:db:c8:06:61  

          inet addr:192.168.1.4  Bcast:192.168.1.255  Mask:255.255.255.0

          inet6 addr: fe80::a6ba:dbff:fec8:661/64 Scope:Link

          UP BROADCAST RUNNING MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1

          RX packets:9976 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

          TX packets:6658 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 

          RX bytes:14404431 (14.4 MB)  TX bytes:485447 (485.4 KB)

          Interrupt:30 Base address:0x8000 

lo        Link encap:Local Loopback  

          inet addr:127.0.0.1  Mask:255.0.0.0

          inet6 addr: ::1/128 Scope:Host

          UP LOOPBACK RUNNING  MTU:16436  Metric:1

          RX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

          TX packets:8 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 

          RX bytes:480 (480.0 B)  TX bytes:480 (480.0 B)

pan0      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 22:26:03:3b:df:bf  

          BROADCAST MULTICAST  MTU:1500  Metric:1

          RX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0

          TX packets:0 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0

          collisions:0 txqueuelen:0 

          RX bytes:0 (0.0 B)  TX bytes:0 (0.0 B)

lspci
12:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation Device 4727 (rev 01)

lspci -vnn -d 14e4:
12:00.0 Network controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation Device [14e4:4727] (rev 01)

Last edited by doussa; 02-28-2013 at 06:08 PM.
 
Old 02-28-2013, 07:37 PM   #4
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This is the key bit of information:

Code:
14e4:4727
According to the Linux Wireless page, that devices is not supported with b43 and b43legacy drivers, but this might be an alternative: http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/brcm80211

Since you are using Ubuntu, before you try that, I would suggest looking in the control center (I forget exactly how it's worded, but I think it's under "Hardware") for the "Additional Drivers" item (again, I'm not exactly sure of the wording, it's been a long time since I used Ubuntu 10.x), with the wired connection working. With my Dells, Ubuntu successfully found the required Broadcom drivers when I did that.

Please keep us posted.
 
Old 02-28-2013, 09:08 PM   #5
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Thanks a lot Frank,finally I'm online.
I looked for the "Additional Drivers" item as you said under System/Administration/Hardware Drivers.Then I activate the Broadcom STA Wireless driver and it downloaded the appropriate driver.
 
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Cool beans! Thanks for the update.
 
  


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