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Author Topic: Broadcom chipset wifi card  (Read 4258 times)
majinzero
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« on: May 15, 2007, 08:43:21 pm »

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=185174&highlight=broadcom

Will the above guide work in Vector too?

If so, which repository has bcm43xx-fwcutter?
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« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2007, 09:31:49 pm »

I do not think those would be the best instructions to follow - slack systems are different enough that those instructions would need to be altered considerably.  Though it seems that I've seen a thread around here somewhere that deals with getting broadcom wireless adapters to work in VL, and if I recall correctly it wasn't too much trouble.  Use the windows drivers through ndiswrapper, or some such thing.  I'll have a look around and post the topic if/when I find it.
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« Reply #2 on: May 15, 2007, 09:43:34 pm »

The bcm43xx should work out of the box in VL 5.8. IIRC, the Standard Gold had the firmware already included, otherwise, there is a package in the repo. That said, I don't have that laptop now, and don't remember exactly how I did it, though there might be posts about this.
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majinzero
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« Reply #3 on: May 15, 2007, 11:37:21 pm »

well, I tired using the command:

sudo bcm43xx-fwcutter -w /lib/firmware ~/Desktop/wl_apsta.o

and it could not find the command.

Anyhow; anyone have a link to some one getting a broadcom card working in VL?

I don't wanna make a new, needless topic.
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« Reply #4 on: May 15, 2007, 11:47:30 pm »

I said the firmware was included, not the bcm43xx-fwcutter, which is for extracting the firmware from the Windows driver. Try modprobe bcm43xx, then search the forum for ifplugd to see how to go about adding eth1 to it. After that, should be a matter of using the wifi utils in VL. Actually, you haven't even mentioned what version of VL you are using.
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« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2007, 02:13:06 am »

Ok, I'll try that.

And sorry; I'm using Vector Linux-5.8-standard-GOLD
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« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2007, 03:29:12 am »

I'm using Vector Linux-5.8-standard-GOLD
Good, that's what I had my bcm43xx running on a while back... Smiley
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