I tried to play around with the wireless manager but it seems to hang. But when I click the “Configure Network” button, I get a message telling me it could not find the network configuration tool. Check if you’re using b43 or b43legacy, can do that by running dmesg grep b43 from terminal. Following those instructions, I found that I needed to install a package called “linux-firmware-nonfree”, followed by a reboot. Your wireless card might be temporarily deactivated by such a killswitch.

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After installing that, wlan0 finally began showing up on “iwconfig” previously only eth0 and lo were showing. Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers. I installed Mint to the hard-drive of the laptop.


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Dell Inspiron OS: Jaunty had b43 as default driver, but that failed for me probably wrong version of the firmware and picking the proprietary driver from Hardware Drivers also broadcon to install, so I had to set it up the hard way. But when I click the “Configure Network” button, I get a message telling me it could not find the network configuration tool.

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Details on my setup: It only manages to get a connection through an unsecured network; maybe WEP too, but from what I’ve read, there ain’t much of a difference between the two.

I ended up using the b43 module. You need a working ethernet connection for the get-firmware script to work,it’s a pain to install the broadcom firmware without it. Done Initializing package states June 7th, broxdcom.


[SOLVED] Wireless not working, broadcom bcm on Dell D – SliTaz Forum

Time to enjoy my computer instead of wanting to throw it out the broaecom After unpacking MB will be freed. Hi, 1 I am afraid not. Broadcom Corporation BCM From clean install, not doing anything but the basic system updates, it appears the installation thinks it can connect wirelessly, but in attempting to connect the Network Manager returns the statement “Disconnected, you are now offline”.

If not already performed, connect the device to your system. Installing Broadcom Wireless Drivers 47 answers.

English Edit question Status: Shane Fagan shanepatrickfagan said on I didn’t see anything in the other page about the linux-firmware-nonfree package.