Thanks for the links. This is real frustrating, but I'm sure it'll be worth it. Here's what I did so far, with some comments of what I believe the OS is doing.
1 su -
2 yum install b43-fwcutter wget
... installs b43-fwcutter ...
1 wget http://downloads.openwrt.org/sources...0.10.5.tar.bz2
... downloads the windows driver ...
**Note: my integrated mouse stopped working correctly at this point and I had to reboot
1 tar xjf broadcom-wl-18.104.22.168.tar.bz2
2 cd broadcom-wl-22.214.171.124/driver
3 b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware/ wl_apsta_mimo.o
... decompresses windows firmware ...
... goes to the correct directory ...
... creates firmware from the windows firmware?? ... Is this what is happening here?
I toggled the wireless switch on my computer and it turned blue. The connection didn't work though. I rebooted and ...
STILL NO WIRELESS. Since my card is actually a bcm43xx I believe I need a different program to extract the firmware, so I did the following:
1 modprobe -r b43
... removes the b43 driver ...
I downloaded bcm43xx-fwcutter-006.tar.bz2
I then did:
tar xjf bcm43xx-fwcutter-006.tar.bz2
The instructions I have then told me to enter the command
This didn't work. I'm guessing that make has something to do with compiling the extractor?
How should I proceed? These files were downloaded to a user's account. Do they need to be deeper in the system, or do I need to enter "make" as root?
My plans were to get this extractor, then download Broadcam's windows driver, run it through the extractor, and then try to get it to work. Am I barking up the wrong tree or is there an easier way to do this. Evidently the driver I currently have for my wireless has been deprecated (bmw4312).