If the card is supported, try installing the driver manually. To lower or eliminate the dropping rate of your wireless device, try to position yourself where your wireless card can see only one router or at least one of the routers has a higher signal strength than the other one. Scoff if you will, but few things were more aggravating than having a cutting-edge operating system on a high-end machine–only to be unable to connect to the Internet over the air because of a lack of drivers. After all this, the system was ready–desktop and its files. The secret, it can now be revealed, was the ridiculous lack of wireless networking card drivers for the various Linux distros.

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This should work well and in recent version of Ubuntu, Natty and Oneiric should “Just work”.

Wifi hotspot with Broadcom bcm4319 wifi chipset on iMX51 board running Android 2.3 ?

Open Source Consulting Domain Registration. Dell Inspiron E, the following steps aloneworked for me.

The installation procedure is done only via terminal and also while connected to the internet with a temporary wired ethernet connection or USB modem or any means possible that can give your PC, for the time, Internet access.

For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration.

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I did all steps described above on my D laptop, but no success! For example, if you have previously installed the bcmwl-kernel-source package, you will need to remove it by using the purge method: This is the closest I’ve come to getting wireless to work on my laptop compaq vwm.


For information on how to set that up, see http: I’m not sure whether the guys responsible for packages would get to see this. Thanks for your help anyways Petronilla Escarabajo.: In hardware like the Lenovo S, if your wireless card gets stuck trying to connect to an SSID keeps trying to connectthen the alternative to get it working would be to install the bcmwl-kernel-source package Remove any other installed packages related to it.

To work around and get WEP going, you can do the following: Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free.

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Because it has attracted low-quality or spam answers that had to be removed, posting an answer now requires 10 reputation on this site the association bonus does not count. Firefox just sits brodcom and says something like locating page or loading page, something like that.

June 17th, 5. Check you current kernel version as follows third entry: Purge the bcmwl-kernel-source package: Broadcom Corporation physical id: I still have to disconnect and reconnect every time I start the machine, but it’s nothing compared to no connection at all.

When that happens, first check if your card is indeed supported by the STA driver, and to do that, open a terminal window ctrl-alt-t and run lspci -nn grep broadcim BCM The output will include the wireless card model, make sure it is among the models listed below. Either solving minor problems that were happening with a working card or making the card work for the first time. In this case, the revision version is rev 03 as shown inside the Parentheses If you’ve installed it, purge broaecom.


Drivers were reverse engineered and hacked together, and an elegant solution was found in the form of NDISwrapper.

This solution is not working for me. Open Synaptic and use bfwcutter and firmware-blpphy-installer instead of bcmwl-kernel-source or any other. I did the following steps: Broadcom Wireless Cards I updated the guide to linus comments and questions, so now it should be easier to use.

Unfortunatelly it doesn’t work for me. The latest network routers, software, management tools broafcom information for enterprise IT administrators. Had to connect with my wired NIC and enable the extra repositories to det ndiswrapper.

HOWTO: Broadcom Wireless Cards

I’ve also stumbled upon these answers with a check lspci -nn grep Network For pci. The secret, it can now be revealed, was the ridiculous lack of wireless networking card drivers for the various Linux distros.

Then go to the Wireless connection you are using, select it.