Installing Windows drivers with NdisWrapper. Ignore any warnings about the version being out-of-date. I tried ip link wlan0 up and got an identical message. This is simply a script to extract and install the b43 driver firmware, maintained by the Ubuntu community. Powered by Visitor Maps.

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July 27, at 8: Any help would be awesome!

November 17, at 5: Introduced in Linux 2. Please carefully read all instructions on this website. October 19, at 3: September 11, at 7: I try the password I use for Linux but it says wrong password.

October 12, at It clearly says firmware-binstaller for all 14e4: If necessary, firmware can be manually acquired and extracted using the bfwcutter utility, see http: To test the driver and remove the need for a computer restart use: The full manufacturer and model of your computer as noted on the sticker of the computer itself.


The ndiswrapper package utilizes the Windows closed source drivers to activate your WiFi card.

June 18, at 5: Open a new Terminal and use bfwcutter to extract and install the firmware: May 14, at 7: The above is the output of the lspci command. So we just rebooted, then checked the wireless and the network showed up. September 11, at 3: In the past, wireless connectivity issues in Linux for devices using the popular Broadcom chipset were a common problem that often turned into a difficult, confusing and time-consuming task.

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I’ve cbm4311 the dmesg output for my b43 installation problem. September 3, at As this driver is closed source, fixes in the driver itself may only be provided by Broadcom. Your email address will not be published.

If correct, that would be an easier solution and certainly worth trying. September 10, at 6: In this case, broadcom-wl October 6, at April 26, at 4: It must be downloaded gcm4311 extracted, which can be performed by the firmware-binstallerfirmware-b43legacy-installer or firmware-blpphy-installer packages during their installation. Also, b43 and wl are different drivers – you can use only one or the other.

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The b43 infrastructure is composed of two parts. I was about to call it quits on that project. Update the list of available packages: Going to switch to 64 bit now that I know it works.

The b43, b43legacy, brcmsmac and wl drivers do not support any USB devices.