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Old 08-01-2011, 04:49 PM   #1
ironman666
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My Linux Mint 11 can't find the WLAN ..


Hi im new, i'm a complete noob, i have had linux for about 3 hours now.
Everything installed just fine, but i have no WIFI.
So, i have googled the internet so hard.
But no luck

My problem is.
I installed Linux Mint 11 on my Dell Inspiron 8600
No wifi
I tried to follow this guide (after endless searching)
http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/..._and_b43legacy

I then found out my card. By typing this in terminal

lspci -vvnn | frep 14e4
Code:
Network Controller [0280]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4306 802.11b/g Wireless LAN Controller [14e4:4320] (rev 03)
Ok thats good right? then i checked with the supported cards (http://wireless.kernel.org/en/users/..._and_b43legacy), i found 2 list of 4320, both supported, one says "yes" other say "yes (b43legacy)"

good, i continoue to the next step
i type this in terminal
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter
Code:
setting up firmware-b43legacy-installer (4.178.10.4-5)
Not supported card here (PCI ID 14e4:4401
14e4:4320)!
Use b43 firmware. This is just for the b43legacy driver.
Aborting.
And this is where i am right now, having no clues to what i should do next. The error code says "Use b43 firmware" But thats what i did!!
 
Old 08-01-2011, 05:00 PM   #2
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Hello,

With that chipset, you need to use the correct firmware with the applicable revision and version, otherwise you will run into problems. Have a look here - http://wiki.debian.org/bcm43xx#b43-b43legacy-squeeze
That should get you on the right track. Remember, you have revision 3; The b43legacy drivers are not for your device. Also, b43-fwcutter doesn't contain the firmware anymore, so make sure you read that page really good.

Cheers,

Josh
 
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Old 08-01-2011, 05:15 PM   #3
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Thank you so much! It appears to be working now
 
Old 08-01-2011, 05:20 PM   #4
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Not a problem man.

Josh
 
  


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