broadcom wireless

NoOp glgxg at
Tue May 6 18:00:04 UTC 2008

On 05/06/2008 07:43 AM, Terrell Prudé Jr. wrote:
> 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?
>>> Curtis
>> 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. : (
>> ~Steven
> 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.

Interesting; I got my son a Dynex DX-EBNBC PCMCIA (broadcom chipset) -
plugged it in, was prompted to install the drivers, said yes to the
internet download, and was up and running in less than 10 minutes.
Took me nearly 1 hour (each) to get similar NetGear and Linksys cards
working on the same laptop. Gutsy.

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