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Old 11-13-2010, 10:28 AM   #1
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:( Dell Wireless 1390 WLAN Mini-Card (Broadcom Corporation BCM4311 802.11b/g WLAN)


I have a Dell Inspiron 1501 with a BCM4311 wireless card, and i've installed b43-fwcutter and firmware, but forget this, please guide me to the right way to install it Slackware 13.1 user here, in Ubuntu worked great with some restricted drivers(bcm43xx as i recall)
 
Old 11-13-2010, 12:49 PM   #2
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Once you have b43-fwcutter compiled and installed (you can check SlackBuilds.org for the SlackBuild script) and the firmaware (let's say it's the broadcom-wl-4.178.10.4.tar.bz2), these are the steps:

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1) Unpack the firmware
$ tar xf broadcom-wl-4.178.10.4.tar.bz2

2) cd to the linux firmware dir
$ cd broadcom-wl-4.178.10.4/linux

3) extract the firmware to the kernel firmware directory
# b43-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware wl_apsta.o

4) load (or re-load) the b43 kernel module. In doubt, reboot
# modprobe b43
or 
# modprobe -r b43 ; mobprobe b43
And you're done. These instructions are well described in the b43 - Linux Wireless site.

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Old 11-13-2010, 05:06 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by adonisslanic
in Ubuntu worked great with some restricted drivers(bcm43xx as i recall)
Actually, it was probably the sta driver from Broadcom. The bcm43xx driver was the predecessor to b43 and has been deprecated for quite some time.
 
Old 11-14-2010, 02:17 AM   #4
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I install the firmware also with the slackbuild and then I use those commands from the "code" you gave me?
 
Old 11-14-2010, 02:28 AM   #5
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i've followed the steps... and everything seems okay, but still no wifi on O_o The led is not lighted up, and wlan0 is shown only in "iwconfig" not in "ifconfig"
Now i've managed to get it on... "ifconfig wlan0 up" :P but i think i need nm-applet now )
CAN'T GET A PROPER WIRELESS MANAGER

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Old 11-14-2010, 03:30 AM   #6
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ok, I have now wicd, but is giving me a very weak signal, and it doesn't refresh properly, 'cuz it can't find my wireless router :|
 
Old 11-14-2010, 10:09 AM   #7
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How far are you from the AP?
 
  


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