"Terrell Prudé Jr."
microman at cmosnetworks.com
Tue May 6 14:43:13 UTC 2008
Miano, Steven M. wrote:
>> From: Curtis Vaughan
>> I have been struggling 2 days now to get a broadcome wireless card to
>> work on an HP DV6000 under Ubuntu 8.04. I've found tons of pages with
>> people getting it to work. But everything I've tried doesn't work. The
>> interesting thing is I went to the Ubuntu Help Wifi Docs and they say
>> that the driver is included in 8.04 and that a manual config is not
>> required. That it is all controlled through the nm-applet. But I have not
>> been able to get the card up at all.
>> Any ideas?
> I have a BC43 as well, this page might help you out:
> It's really a huge pita to be honest, I wish there was an easier way. : (
There is an easier way. Get a Ralink or Realtek wireless card and throw
that Broadcom crap in the garbage. Yes, I've made it work, and now I
can make Broadcom work in five minutes. But the learning curve was
something else (compiling my own kernel, researching/compiling
fw-cutter, etc.). Ralink and Realtek are *MUCH* easier; they "Just Work."
Vote with your wallet, that's what I do.
But if you insist on doing thing the hard (read: Broadcom) way, make
sure you check in /lib/firmware to make sure that you've got all your
firmware images. There are, if memory serves, about 8 or 10 files that
should be in there.
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