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Old 01-03-2012, 12:16 AM   #1
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Broadcom Wifi Driver Issue

Was able to install Ubuntu 10.10 32bit on my HP laptop. Although, I was not able to install 11.10, for some reason. I had used the windows (wubi) installer. The only issue that I'm having is my wifi is not enabled in the o/s. I've done some research on how to get it to work - but none seem to be up-to-date, or for the version(s) that I have. Could someone give me a hand with enabling my wifi connection in Ubuntu 10.10.
Old 01-03-2012, 02:02 AM   #2
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If possible, it's better to work out why you cannot install 11.10 rather than using 10.10. It's an outdated release that is no longer supported, so you will be vulnerable to security issues. If you must, it's better to use 10.04 since it is an LTS (Long Term Support) release that's supported for 3 years.

Anyway, first lets find out what kinda Wifi chip you have. Please post the output to the command lspci
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I actually have another post for that specific reason - why I cannot install 11.10 on my pc. I have some sort of issue with the graphic card - I cannot see anything past the boot prompt. I will run the lspci command once I run Ubuntu, then I will inform you which chip it is - give me a moment.
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You can use the Ubuntu Restricted Hardware manager jockey-gtk to download and activate your Broadcom firmware. (You'll need a temporary wired connection.)
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The chip I have: Broadcom Corporation BCM4313 802.11 b/g LP-PHY (rev 01)


I will attempt to download and install jockey-gtk.

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