Can the both of you post your lspci -nnm? The broadcom-sta package aims to offer an earlier version for a given release. Yes, I have encryption turned on, but my neighbors don’t and I’m not able to connect to their wireless either. It must be downloaded and extracted, which can be performed by the firmware-binstaller , firmware-b43legacy-installer or firmware-blpphy-installer packages during their installation. When satisfied, the relevant Broadcom proprietary driver will be acquired, the firmware within will be extracted and installed. We are working on it. However, my card is in my laptop instead of the Linksys so I am guessing that the subvendor is different.

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Join Date May Beans Visit the following links: Thank you very much em Please post their response to your report. I’m guessing the “unknown hardware address” is not a good thing. We are working on it.


As per the Broadcom readme file for driver version 6. First unload all conflicting drivers this includes removing the driver you’re trying to install: You can also try the following: Internal cards To identify a card that was installed inside your computer prior to purchase, please open a Terminal and execute: Update the list of available packages: If you need to reset your password, click here.


Please try some of the NDISwrapper pie!!!

Same with the neighbor’s unencrypted network Haven’t tried that yet, but as my wireless works fine in vista and for my laptop, I guess the issue can’t be interference.

Yes, I have encryption turned on, but my neighbors don’t and I’m not able to connect to their wireless either. Broadcom Corporation BCM Wlan using b43 on Mandriva. If it doesn’t, please file a report as per the procedure above.

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Open a new Terminal and use bfwcutter to extract and install the firmware: Results 1 to 10 of Output of “lshw -C network” gives: If you’d like to contribute content, let us know.

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If you wish to permanently use the open source drivers then remove the bcmwl-kernel-source package: The full manufacturer and model of your computer as noted on the sticker of the computer itself. This is because the native driver needs the firmware.


Introduced in Linux 2. I am not for sure about how it will work on the Gnome desktop though.

If I built it as a module it would not work. I had to build b43 into the kernel. June 16th, b443legacy By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features.

The kids are having more luck than me.

Once all of the required information is present, if the version of the driver you are using is the latest version available from the Ubuntu repositories, then one would want to e-mail the bdev mailing list following this procedure. Did this problem not occur in a previous release? May 3rd, 1.