New laptop with broadcom wireless

Alex Janssen alex at
Sun Aug 19 03:27:18 UTC 2007

stan said the following on 08/18/2007 08:01 PM:
> I'm setting up a new laptop this weekend. I loaded Kubuntu 7.4 and most
> things "just worked". But the wireless chipset is not. I'm getting the
> following dmesg:
> bcm43xx: Error: Microcode "bcm43xx_microcode5.fw" not available or load
> failed.
> A Google search led me to believe that I need to get bcm43xx-fwcutter, and
> retrieve the firmware from the windows driver. I still have the windows
> (Vista) partition on the drive, and Kubuntu has automaticly mounted this
> partition. 
> Doing an apt-cahce search did not seem to reveal how to get this tool.
> Where can I get it, and how do I use it?
On what type of computer are you loading Ubuntu?  You may need to 
install ndiswrapper then use it to install a windows dll to drive your 
network card.

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