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Old 02-04-2012, 09:43 PM   #1
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Slackware help


Hi, so i have been messing around with Slackware and I have been trying to find a driver for my wireless card. It is a Broadcom BCM4313. Do you know of any website where I can download a driver? Ive been looking through the net and I havent gotten anything. I also have ndiswrapper installed, so if you know where the zip archive is with the inf file that would also help me. Thanks!
 
Old 02-04-2012, 09:54 PM   #2
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There's an LQ thread about it.
 
Old 02-04-2012, 10:01 PM   #3
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I already tried the driver from the broadcom link and I am sorta confused with the slackbuilds. What do I need to download from slackbuilds.org for my card to work correctly? Im clueless about this and I am considering to just use an adapter.
 
Old 02-04-2012, 10:07 PM   #4
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firmware-brcm80211
http://all-things-linux.blogspot.com...reless-on.html
http://althafkbacker.blogspot.com/20...-14e44727.html
 
Old 02-04-2012, 10:11 PM   #5
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I already tried the driver from the broadcom link and I am sorta confused with the slackbuilds. What do I need to download from slackbuilds.org for my card to work correctly? Im clueless about this and I am considering to just use an adapter.
Is your os 32-bit or 64-bit?
Also there s a Readme file which I assume is for either of the 2 downloads.
 
Old 02-04-2012, 10:19 PM   #6
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32 bit
 
Old 02-04-2012, 10:30 PM   #7
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have you downloaded the 32-bit tar.gz?
 
Old 02-04-2012, 10:44 PM   #8
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have you downloaded the 32-bit tar.gz?
From where? The broadcom website? I did and I followed the instructions and everything worked. But, I dont know what to do know. Was that the driver? If it was how do I join a network?
 
Old 02-04-2012, 10:50 PM   #9
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Isn't the network icon showing?
Click on it & it'll show available networks

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Old 02-04-2012, 10:53 PM   #10
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Isn't the network icon showing?
Click on it & it'll show available networks
I havent installed KNetworkmanager, if that is what you are referring to. I read somewhere that it isnt wise to use KNetworkmanager in Slackware, but, I could give it a shot. The only program on my taskbar that is related to networking is wicd, if that helps.
 
Old 02-04-2012, 10:56 PM   #11
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Click on it & see if networks are available
 
Old 02-04-2012, 10:59 PM   #12
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You may have to scan for networks
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iwlist scan wlan0
 
Old 02-04-2012, 11:11 PM   #13
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:11 PM   #14
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I found out that I should be using wicd. But, it couldnt pick up any wireless networks. How do I know if my wireless card is working?
Sorry for all these questions. I have no idea what I am doing.
 
Old 02-04-2012, 11:22 PM   #15
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Oh wait, I got it! I just had the interface in wicd wrong. I put wlan0 when it should have ben eth1. Anyways, thanks for your help!
 
  


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