Peter Garrett peter.garrett at optusnet.com.au
Fri Dec 1 08:17:00 UTC 2006

On Fri, 01 Dec 2006 05:34:22 +0000
Brant Fitzsimmons <brant at bfcomputerconsulting.com> wrote:

> I seem to
> remember getting it either from a page on the Ubuntu wiki or forums.
> The file's name is bcm43xx-firmware_1.1-0ubuntu1_all.deb.
> Just install the file and it will place files in /lib/firmware all
> starting with bcm43xx_.
> dpkg -i bcm43xx-firmware_1.1-0ubuntu1_all.deb

I did the same on an iBook G4 with a bcm43xx card ( Broadcom, "Airport
Extreme" in my case)  The files / repos are at


for dapper)  or


(for edgy - 6.10 )

Once the firmware is installed , it's just a matter of loading the bcm43xx
module, ( sudo modprobe bcm43xx ) and a couple of simple steps. See 


which explains how it's done...

The repos are browsable if you just need to grab the firmware deb ( use
one of the mirrors) .


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