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Old 12-11-2010, 09:31 PM   #31
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Hello again

musky123 take a screenshot and post it here of the problem you are having.
That will help solve it.
If you don't know how to do it then check this link:
http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/85

Note: Sorry for the mistake up ahead, i forgot the "l" letter...

Anyway! Good luck with your wireless connection!

Last edited by coexistance; 12-11-2010 at 09:33 PM. Reason: some minor mistakes
 
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:55 PM   #32
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its just a serch box that pops up but i found if i hit enter it goes away?to get back to the wireless i downloaded the driver and it was no good so i had to go back to oringal one still wont work..does linuk always have problems running wireless xp no issues at all.so still wireless disconnected?

in additional drivers i got 2 broadcom b43 wireless and broadcom sta wireless ..the sta will read wireless it just wont let me connect and the b43 wont even detect that there is a wireless ?
I'm a noob at this so bear with me...

"i downloaded the driver and it was no good"
where did you download it to?
if it's any where but yer home folder
(based on ubuntu, not sure what you have)
you may have to put the folder into your home folder
(cut and paste it to your home folder)
then go into yer terminal and install yer software
(unfortunately I had to do that a few times with some software)
but then again I maybe wrong, I am new at this stuff
 
Old 12-11-2010, 10:28 PM   #33
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no i went to menu then to additional drivers and there are 2 there.but neither will connect?

im running liunxmint 10

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Old 12-11-2010, 11:11 PM   #34
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Hello again

musky123 do you have internet connection on your linux mint 10?

Because additional drivers, usually are used to download the drivers needed to make your wireless work.

So if you don't have a network connection on your LM(Linux Mint).
You are a little in trouble.

Wish you luck
 
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Old 12-11-2010, 11:32 PM   #35
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yes i do have a wired connection also..could the problem be in edit connections ,then go to network connections,then click wireless,click a name then click add then the next popup theres SSIS-
MODE-INFRASTUCTURE
BSSID-
DEVICE MAC ADDRESS
CLONED MAC ADDRESS
MTU-AUTOMATIC



could the problem be that there nothing beside SSIS AND BSSID

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Old 12-12-2010, 08:56 AM   #36
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I'm a noob at this so bear with me...

"i downloaded the driver and it was no good"
where did you download it to?
if it's any where but yer home folder
(based on ubuntu, not sure what you have)
you may have to put the folder into your home folder
(cut and paste it to your home folder)
then go into yer terminal and install yer software
(unfortunately I had to do that a few times with some software)
but then again I maybe wrong, I am new at this stuff
Actually, it doesn't have to be in the home folder. I, for example, prefer ~/Downloads. Just use the cd command.

See the LinuxCommand tutorial in my sig.

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no i went to menu then to additional drivers and there are 2 there.but neither will connect?

im running liunxmint 10
Please at least try to use proper punctuation and capitalization. The above post should look like:

Quote:
No, I went to the menu, then to additional drivers, and there are 2 there. But neither will connect!

I'm running Linux Mint 10.
It's just that I find it very difficult to read, if you don't want to write better, maybe someone else can help.

Anyway, did you try running the command "sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter" and entering the password when it asks you?
 
Old 12-12-2010, 09:33 AM   #37
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here,s a picture of terminal after sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter command.
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Old 12-12-2010, 09:56 AM   #38
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It's successful.

Now continue with the tutorial (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Wi...ernet%20access).
 
Old 12-12-2010, 12:04 PM   #39
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is this the steps i need to do.




b43 - No Internet access
If you do not have any other means of Internet access on your computer, you will have to install b43-fwcutter and patch packages from the install media. After that you will need to setup firmware manually (without the firmware automatically downloading and being set up).
Setp 1.
b43-fwcutter is located on the Ubuntu install media under ../pool/main/b/b43-fwcutter/ and patch is located under ../pool/main/p/patch/ or both in the official repositories online.
Double click on the package to install or in a terminal (under the desktop menu Applications > Accessories > Terminal) navigate to the folder containing the package and issue the following command:

:/b43-fwcutter/$ sudo dpkg -i b43-fwcutter*Step 2.
On a computer with Internet access, download the required firmware files from http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources...a-3.130.20.0.o and http://mirror2.openwrt.org/sources/b...0.10.5.tar.bz2
Step 3.
Copy the downloaded files to your home folder and execute the following commands consecutively in a terminal to extract and install the firmware:

~$ tar xfvj broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5.tar.bz2
~$ sudo b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o
~$ sudo b43-fwcutter --unsupported -w /lib/firmware broadcom-wl-4.150.10.5/driver/wl_apsta_mimo.oStep 4.
Under the desktop menu System > Administration > Hardware/Additional Drivers, the b43 drivers can be activated for use.
Note: A computer restart may be required before using the wifi card.

LiveCD/LiveUSB
Note: The install media contents are mounted under /cdrom of the filesystem.
Step 5.
For temporary use with the LiveCD and LiveUSB environments, instead of a computer restart, in a terminal issue the following commands:

~$ sudo modprobe -r b43 ssb
~$ sudo modprobe b43

or this



b43 - Internet access
If you have some other kind of Internet access on your computer, you can download the firmware by simply installing the b43-fwcutter package which does the download and setup for you automatically.

Step 1.
To install b43-fwcutter issue the following command in a terminal (under the desktop menu Applications > Accessories > Terminal) and follow the prompts:

~$ sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutterStep 2.
Under the desktop menu System > Administration > Hardware/Additional Drivers, the b43 drivers can be activated for use.
Note: A computer restart may be required before using the wifi card.

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Old 12-12-2010, 12:29 PM   #40
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or this


b43 - Internet access
If you have some other kind of Internet access on your computer, you can download the firmware by simply installing the b43-fwcutter package which does the download and setup for you automatically.

Step 1.
To install b43-fwcutter issue the following command in a terminal (under the desktop menu Applications > Accessories > Terminal) and follow the prompts:

~$ sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutterStep 2.
Under the desktop menu System > Administration > Hardware/Additional Drivers, the b43 drivers can be activated for use.
Note: A computer restart may be required before using the wifi card.
I'd recommend this.
 
Old 12-12-2010, 02:38 PM   #41
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yes i did that and still nothing......i have try,ed the B43 driver and STA driver niether work?
 
Old 12-12-2010, 03:49 PM   #42
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

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yes i did that and still nothing......i have try,ed the B43 driver and STA driver niether work?
First, in the future be sure to write informative titles so other members can get an idea of the thread content. You could have used something like 'Linux newbie needs help with configuring B43 wireless.' Do not use abbreviated text when communicating textually since this will not provide structure thus true meaning will not be conveyed, causing confusion.

I suggest that you look at 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' so in the future your queries provide information that will aid us in diagnosis of the problem/query.



You seem to be having some problems getting the wireless up for the b43. Look at 'Missing your Wireless Drivers?' That tutorial should get you going for now since your chipset is the same.

Just a few more links to aid you to gaining some understanding. Sure some may seem beyond a newbie but you must start somewhere;



Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux
Bash Beginners Guide
Bash Reference Manual
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking



The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
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Old 12-12-2010, 04:07 PM   #43
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!

Quote:
Originally Posted by 1nf3s73d View Post
I'm a noob at this so bear with me...

"i downloaded the driver and it was no good"
where did you download it to?
if it's any where but yer home folder
(based on ubuntu, not sure what you have)
you may have to put the folder into your home folder
(cut and paste it to your home folder)
then go into yer terminal and install yer software
(unfortunately I had to do that a few times with some software)
but then again I maybe wrong, I am new at this stuff
Very confused by the content and structure that is presented by you. I'm sure the OP cannot get very much from your post the way it has been presented.

You might consider checkers for Grammar, Spell check or even a Thesaurus to help with composition.
 
Old 12-12-2010, 04:55 PM   #44
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Hi,

Welcome to LQ!



First, in the future be sure to write informative titles so other members can get an idea of the thread content. You could have used something like 'Linux newbie needs help with configuring B43 wireless.' Do not use abbreviated text when communicating textually since this will not provide structure thus true meaning will not be conveyed, causing confusion.

I suggest that you look at 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' so in the future your queries provide information that will aid us in diagnosis of the problem/query.



You seem to be having some problems getting the wireless up for the b43. Look at 'Missing your Wireless Drivers?' That tutorial should get you going for now since your chipset is the same.

Just a few more links to aid you to gaining some understanding. Sure some may seem beyond a newbie but you must start somewhere;



Linux Documentation Project
Rute Tutorial & Exposition
Linux Command Guide
Utimate Linux Newbie Guide
LinuxSelfHelp
Getting Started with Linux
Bash Beginners Guide
Bash Reference Manual
Advanced Bash-Scripting Guide
Linux Home Networking



The above links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
i downloaded those 2 files put them in a new folder .then i c/p the command in terminal and got this.
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Old 12-12-2010, 05:09 PM   #45
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Extract the contents of the zip file into /lib/firmware/




where is /lib/firmware/ i cant find it.
 
  


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