Help installing Wireless adapter
israeldahl at gmail.com
Wed Mar 19 23:54:31 UTC 2014
On 03/19/2014 06:10 PM, Dagoberto Gomez wrote:
> I am completely new to Linux and just installed Lubuntu 13 on a very old HP Pavilion zv5200 laptop. I understand I need to install NDISWRAPPER in order to make the Broadcom 4306 WiFi work. I already have the Windows .inf and .sys files for the wireless adapter.
> I downloaded ndiswrapper-1.59.tar in another PC and copied it to to the Linux laptop.
> I extracted the file but when I tried to build it using 'make' it said 'make' was not installed.
> I found out I had to install 'build-essential' but when I tried this (sudo apt-get install build-essential) it just said there were no candidates.
> I tried looking in the Software Center and Package Manager but found no mention of ndiswrapper, make, or build-essential.
> I am getting really frustrated as I do not understand how to install or even find these commands.
> I would appreciate it very much if someone would be patient enough to show me the way to get ndiswrapper and my wifi adapter working.
You do not need ndiswrapper...
you need to install something else
sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43-installer
this will do everything for you :)
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