Problems configuring bcm43xx-fwcutter

Derek Broughton news at
Thu Aug 9 14:33:13 UTC 2007

Ed Smits wrote:

> This used to work, but decided to rebuild my laptop today. Installing
> bcm43xx-fwcutter I get asked to download the firmware, I say OK, then
> it errors out on downloading the drivers as below. From googling
> around about this it seems that the googlepages site has download
> limits that may have been exceeded or some such. I've tried other
> approaches - using my XP drivers etc, nothing seems to work.
> 1) since fwcutter is a legitimate Ubuntu provided program, why does it
> call up drivers from an untrustworthy source.

Because fwcutter is just installing the firmware, but it still needs to get
it from somewhere, and the idiot manufacturers don't make it distributable. 
It's like they really don't want you to use their hardware....


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