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Old 07-24-2006, 04:27 PM   #1
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DISCUSSION: How to get Broadcom 43xx Wireless (AirForce54g) card to work (proven in Ubuntu Dappe Drake)

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How to get Broadcom 43xx Wireless (AirForce54g) card to work (proven in Ubuntu Dappe Drake)

This is a how to on how to get the stubborn infamous Broadcom 43xx wireless cards working: First download the drivers from my website: 1) Blacklist bcm43xx driver Open a Terminal window Type "sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist" At the bottom add the lines # get rid of the default kernel drivers blacklist bcm43xx 2) Make sure network interfaces file is correct Type "sudo gedit /etc/network/interfaces" Remove all comments ('#') that you see so that all devices arehandled by the default network manager. I would reboot here and make sure the wireless light goes out

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Old 09-05-2006, 03:42 PM   #2
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Works with SUSE 10.1 also

Firstly thank you very much for your HowTo, I had spent many frustrating days trying to get the wireless connection on my Compaq presario working. I tried so many other guides and how-to's but it was yours that finally did it. I followed your instructions pretty much to the letter, modifying slightly to suit SUSE 10.1 and it all worked. I had to manually create the ifcfg-wlan0 file in /etc/sysconfig/network/ but apart from that practically everything else was as per your guide.
Thanks again,
Old 10-07-2006, 11:27 PM   #3
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I use Mepis 6.0 and I couldn't get my Broadcom 4318 wireless card to work. I knew it should work with Mepis because I had used it with 3.4.3 and ndiswrapper had done a fine job. I guess something changed with 6.0, but after reading this how-to, it turned out to be very easy to fix. Thank you so much!
Old 11-07-2006, 12:54 AM   #4
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First off, a big, FAT THANK YOU to secretservgy. This how-to was 100% accurate and fixed it in a flash. For reference, I am running a 2 day old compaq presario v5305wm ($400 wal mart special) laptop with a broadcom 4318 wireless card in the mini-pci slot. I'm dual-booting winxp media center & MEPIS 6.0. I appreciate the time you took to help us all.

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Thanks so much for the wireless setup instructions. I still have one problem here. I am able to connect using my wireless only if I don;t have any key for my router i.e. make my router unsecured. If I make my router secured and put the WEP key in /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/keys-eth1, I am not able to connect. It says "Determining IP information for eth1... failed; no link present. Check cable?".

My System configuration:
Compaq Presario X6000
Wireless: Broadcom BCM4306
Fedora Core 6
Netgear Router

Kindly advice what could be the problem?

Old 04-27-2009, 06:10 PM   #6
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Broadcom 43xx Wireless to work

After almost 2 weeks of deceiving attempts I could now, thanks to these precious technical notes from this Forum, finally manage to get my Linux Ubuntu 8.10 to react to and operate with my home wireless network.
I was about to quit using this operating system if I hadn't come across this help and would find myself back to the nuisance of the "infamous" system I was used to...


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Broadcom 43xx Wireless (Airforce54g)

Will this work with Ubuntu 10 ?



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