The b43 infrastructure is composed of two parts. Open a new Terminal and use bfwcutter to extract and install the firmware: This got my old hpb with mint15 back on wireless. How do I get past that? This site uses cookies. Any help would be awesome! August 12, at 8:

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Broadcom B43 WiFi card under Linux (Mint and others)

Considerable time and effort was often spent performing multiple trial-and-error driver nint, command-line troubleshooting, reading and evaluating technical documentation, and following suggestions from other users to get wireless working.

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If you do not have an alternative internet connection, do it this way. I looked up specs online and still do not know.


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Broadcom B43 WiFi card under Linux (Mint and others) – There’s No Place Like Home

I can even see its man bfwcutter I don’t really know if that means anything. Email Required, but never shown. Notify me of new comments via email.

Thanks from a rejuvenated laptop. August 26, at 2: You need to install firmware-binstaller.

I tried on ubuntu December 8, at 7: This worked for me in the installed system but not in the installer which would be good to fetch updates. Ubuntu Community Help Wiki: December 24, at I have already checked that the file is actually there, and it does.

[SOLVED] Mint Linux wifi wireless driver for older HP Pavilion AMD Athlon 64 bit laptop ?

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After the reboot I had then had two linx — no Ethernet and no Wi-Fi. Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.

How to Fix Broadcom BCM4311 Wireless Driver on Ubuntu and Linux Mint

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