Help installing Wireless adapter
Aere at Dvorak-Keyboards.com
Thu Mar 20 00:37:55 UTC 2014
On 03/19/2014 05:10 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.
ndiswrapper is available from the repository, which will yield a much
easier installation process.
In Synaptic Package Manager, search for:
I have had success getting Broadcom wireless to work in some of my
machines needing it, by installing (from the repository, using Synaptic
Package Manager) the "b43-fwcutter" and "firmware-b43-installer"
packages (search for "b43").
It is possible that all you need is the second of the two packages.
As I recall, after installing those packages, and rebooting, the system
recognized my wireless, and I could connect to my wireless network.
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