Originally Posted by Zach808
I've tried several distros, and the only distros that support my wireless card (Broadcom BCM4322) are Ubuntu and Mint. That's it. All these other distros? Instant Catch 22. I mean, why do the people putting packages on the CD leave out the single package that I absolutely NEED to get the distro working? I mean, I can't just apt-get drivers without having internet. Does my wireless card just suck or something?
Welcome to LQ!
It's called 'firmware
'. You cannot legally distribute a propriety piece of software. GNU/Linux does provide the drivers but you may need to get the firmware
. For the Broadcom chipset you can use the propriety firmware or the open source. You can get a binary firmware from 'Missing your Wireless Drivers?
' for ubuntu to save some time. Or as suggested compile your own from propriety or open source. Or use fw-cutter.
If you do a Search
here on LQ for Broadcom, the result should provide some useful information as this subject has been covered many times.