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Old 04-12-2012, 01:33 PM   #1
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Unhappy Wireless Firmware Missing...


I have installed Linux Mint 12 on an Aspire One (ACER)
I get the "Wireless Firmware Missing" error. I have Linux Mint12 loaded from a USB drive I purchased on the internet. The install went well. ndiswrapper (Common and Utils-1.9) programs are loaded. I have Verizon wireless Intelligent hotspot for an internet connection. I have the network controller Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g which is supported by Linux. I assume I have all the required information as follows:
SSID=info from Verizon with password, BSSID=not sure what this is?, MODE=Ad-Hoc, Device MAC address=90:4C:......(wlan0), Cloned MAC address=do not know what goes here?, MTU=automatic
I am new to Linux but I can see that it will be a formidable opponent to MS someday soon. I like the ease of use for Linux and the intuitive Operating System.
I would like to get my internet wifi going so I can update and use my new Linux netbook.
Thanks,
Ray

Last edited by rayratliff; 04-23-2012 at 11:19 PM. Reason: I need to explain more
 
Old 04-12-2012, 02:22 PM   #2
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get in contact with the people at this link http://boiselug.org/ find out when is the next meeting and bring your laptop with you. I assure you someone there will be happy to help you in person.

This other group is in Phonix might be too far from Quartzsite but something is better than nothing http://plug.phoenix.az.us/

Good luck to you.
 
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Old 04-12-2012, 04:28 PM   #3
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get in contact with the people at this link http://boiselug.org/ find out when is the next meeting and bring your laptop with you. I assure you someone there will be happy to help you in person.

This other group is in Phonix might be too far from Quartzsite but something is better than nothing http://plug.phoenix.az.us/

Good luck to you.
I am traveling now and cannot go for help except on the internet. The most difficult thing is how to use this forum. Thanks for your advice though...
 
Old 05-02-2012, 05:53 PM   #4
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Unhappy wireless firmware missing

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I have installed Linux Mint 12 on an Aspire One (ACER)
I get the "Wireless Firmware Missing" error. I have Linux Mint12 loaded from a USB drive I purchased on the internet. The install went well. ndiswrapper (Common and Utils-1.9) programs are loaded. I have Verizon wireless Intelligent hotspot for an internet connection. I have the network controller Broadcom BCM4312 802.11b/g which is supported by Linux. I assume I have all the required information as follows:
SSID=info from Verizon with password, BSSID=not sure what this is?, MODE=Ad-Hoc, Device MAC address=90:4C:......(wlan0), Cloned MAC address=do not know what goes here?, MTU=automatic
I am new to Linux but I can see that it will be a formidable opponent to MS someday soon. I like the ease of use for Linux and the intuitive Operating System.
I would like to get my internet wifi going so I can update and use my new Linux netbook.
Thanks,
Ray
I need to do this myself since I am traveling across country and have little time to concentrate for long periods of time.
I still cannot get on the internet because i cannot find anyone willing to help by explaining how to do what I am told!
 
Old 05-02-2012, 07:51 PM   #5
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You need to connect your computer hard wired to the Internet and enable your third party software repositories in synaptic and look for available drives. Also download all updates availables.
Good luck to you!
 
Old 05-02-2012, 09:14 PM   #6
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TroN-0074's advice is good. You might also look in the Control Panel or Settings area (I'm not sure what Mint is calling it these days) and see if there is an "Additional Drivers" item--that might point you to the needed software also.

You will need to jack into a wired connection while you fix this problem.

This link will explain what's going on: http://linuxwireless.org/en/users/Drivers/b43
 
Old 05-02-2012, 11:14 PM   #7
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wireless firmware missing

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You need to connect your computer hard wired to the Internet and enable your third party software repositories in synaptic and look for available drives. Also download all updates availables.
Good luck to you!
How do I connect by hard wire when I am travelling? I do not know anyone with a hard wired internet connection.
Specifically what software are you referring to when you say "third party software repositories in synaptic?"
Thank U 4 the info.
 
Old 05-02-2012, 11:24 PM   #8
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I cannot even figure out how this linux question thing works? I think a question is a post and a thread is an extension of a question or post and a reply is to whom?
If I ask a question I cannot figure out how to reply to someone replying to my question? I will keep trying to understand how it works!

How do I connect by hard wire when I am travelling? I do not know anyone with a hard wired internet connection.
Specifically what software are you referring to when you say "third party software repositories in synaptic?"
Thank U 4 the info.
 
  


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