I tried and searched to get an old hp working and your advice worked fine , i am a linux newbie so thank you very much: I did su and repasted it in. Install the bfwcutter package. Much thanks – this worked like a charm to get a 2Wire card working on an old HP ze with Linux Mint The ndiswrapper package utilizes the Windows closed source drivers to activate your WiFi card.

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All posts 1 day 7 days 2 weeks 1 month 3 months 6 months 1 year Sort by: The first is the firmware-binstaller package. I found no solutions that spell out that they worked with BCM and Ubuntu 8. Straight from su man page: That’s why I would like my wifi connection to work. After hours and hours of searching, this is what worked for me.

Very new to Linux.

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In addition to my wireless router which I set as hiddentwo of my neighbors use wireless networks in range. What you’re asking is wireleas outside the scope of this howto.


Houmed thank you, this helped me alot I encountered unanswered questions along this line all over the place in the process of researching, and I’m pointing others to your post!! Removed from Linux at 2.

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Every time I purged packages from previous try and wideless afterwards. I haven’t used Mint ever since so can’t provide any help. Now I have hope again to learn some other stuff about Linux.

If it doesn’t work, please file a bug report as per the support article. Open a new Terminal and use bfwcutter to extract and install the firmware: You solved my problem. Thanks for the incredibly helpful blog!! Internal cards To identify a card that was installed inside your computer prior to purchase, please open a Bmc4318 and execute: How can I get the file from my Home in Linux with wget? Thanks so much tangram, I am making dinner but I will look at it later tonight. Just add wirelews contrib non-free” to the end of your existing line.


Spent 3 weeks trying to get my WIFI to work. I will post if my theory is correct. The full manufacturer and model of your computer as noted on the sticker of the computer itself.

Thank you very much for this fix. Debian 9 “stretch” deb http: Also do notice that this specific post was executed on Mint Looks like your method is still going strong, thru Mint Ifconfig saw wlan0 with no ip.

This worked in Linux Mint vcm4318 Dude you really saved my bacon. Is iwconfig a right way to test if my wireless is alive?

I’ve dabbled some in the file structure of my Android phones, and bcm431 I see how similar the basic architecture is with Linux. The b43 infrastructure is composed of two parts.