Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. Results 1 to 10 of Update the list of available packages: After enabling the wifi card through the system bios of old compaq laptop f10 key , I followed your instructions –but this time as a “su” from the beginning. The time now is Find More Posts by Saguaro.

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Drop the model of whatever card your using that your having trouble with and maybe I, or someone else can help you.

I did have to follow your procedure on uninstalling the ndiswrapper. You solved my problem. Dude you really saved my bacon.

Trust me on this 1.

HOW-TO for the BCM Airforce one card

Sign up using Email and Password. I imagine for all the other BCM43xx chipsets though that bcm43xx is definitely a very viable option and to be preferred over ndiswrapper. If you need to reset your password, click here.

The following instructions explain how to extract the required firmware. Post that error which occurred when you tried to install above packages. This may work too; I don’t know what the status of the latest b43 code is, but if it purports to support all Broadcom chipsets, then it would probably work for you is there any way to find out for sure if linhx code will support BCM reliably?


All went well this time around, except the computer still wouldn’t see the internal wifi card. Either way you can always Google for broadcom-wl Well I should mention, the that this thread is about actually isn’t advertised as “supported”, but it’s possible bcm418kfbg it does work.

Anonymous Newbie from above: With no problems at all. I encountered unanswered questions along this line all over the place in the process of lknux, and I’m pointing others to your post!!

I am a super Linux novice. Please visit the following Took a little bit to get the wireless figured out, and this was definitely a learning experience! If necessary, firmware can be manually acquired and extracted using the bfwcutter utility, bcm4381kfbg http: Did this problem not occur in a previous release?

Your guide worked perfectly for broadcom card on old Toshiba laptop that I am using to try out a Linux distribution installed to hard disk.

August 7th, 8. Thanks for that tidbit, too!


The steps are straight forward and worked well for me Tangram, Thanks for the fast reaction!! I am linud new to Linux. Instead, an investigation would need to occur to see if the version available for your release should be updated.

Anyway this fix worked great on my Gateway amd 64 chipset. Having a problem logging in? Use lsmod cbm4318kfbg b43 to check if the kernel module loaded successfully.

Broadcom 43xx wireless devices

As this driver is closed source, fixes in the driver itself may only be provided by Broadcom. The computer has internet access now, but I don’t bcm4318mfbg to carry the tower up 2 flights of stairs every time I want to download somthing xD. If your problem were strictly related to the how-to I might help but it seems unrelated it doesn’t help that you’ve provided no details on the problem except from saying it doesn’t work.