Help installing Wireless adapter

Israel israeldahl at
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.
> Thanks!

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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