Debian Hardware :: Load Firmware For BCM Card With No Internet Connection
Jun 19, 2014
I performed an update that has caused issues with my wireless. Errors relating to wireless firmware missing and consequently no internet connection.
I've been through this before with my 2008 macbook air BCM card whose firmware isn't included in installs. In the past I've manually installed the b43-fwcutter package an extracted some firmware... That doesn't seem to be working here.
I've used [URL]i ... cefirmware to troubleshoot. I have not been able to get b43 or wl to work.
I attempted to install the "firmware-b43-installer_015-14.1_all.deb" package; however it depends on wget to download and install "broadcom-wl-5.100.138.tar.bz2" from wlfinger.com.
So I manually installed b43-fwcutter and used it to extract the broadcom-wl-5 file referenced....
modprobe wl says wl doesn't exist and modprobe b43 doesn't seem to work.
Code: Select allsudo dpkg -i broadcom-sta-dkms_220.127.116.11-8_all.deb
Setting up broadcom-sta-dkms (18.104.22.168-8) ...
Loading new broadcom-sta-22.214.171.124 DKMS files...
Building only for 3.2.0-4-amd64
Module build for the currently running kernel was skipped since the
kernel source for this kernel does not seem to be installed.
I tried something from broadcom that produced make errors "/lib/modules/3.2.0-4-amd64/build: No such file or directory"... I think this means I need some kernel development packages, broadcom says:
Code: Select allOn Fedora install 'kernel-devel' (Development Package for building kernel
modules to match the kernel) from the Package Manager (System->
Administration-> Add/Remove Software).
On Ubuntu, you will need headers and tools. Try these commands:
# apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-generic
# apt-get build-dep linux
I'm having trouble install this stuff without the net and not sure installing generic headers and build-dep outside of apt-get is the way to go... linux-headers-3.2.0-4-amd64_3.2.57-3+deb7u2_amd64.deb has alot of dependencies that would take me a while to find and download.
just did a dual boot or whatever you call it last night)and I can't figure out how to connect to my home wireless internet. I checked in one of the menus, and it says "firmware missing". Does anybody have an idea of what I need to do to fix this? If I haven't been specific enough, please ask for more information. I'm not really sure what to include.
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i'd like to install the b43 firmware driver on my laptop without internet connection. It requires internet connection to download the firmware-b43-installer...tar.bz2. I have this tar.bz2 on my hard drive, the problem is i don't know how to make debian use that for the install, instead of trying to download it.
after installing Ubuntu Natty Narwhal 11.04, I'm experiencing tons and tons of complications with the wireless Internet connection. I have solved most of them. Now I have only one thing left. When I hit the drop-down menu for wireless connections, it says "Wireless connection (Firmware missing)"
I have installed the driver for my wireless card but what is the firmware? I honestly don't know what it is although it's very basic. I have a Broadcom 43xx as my wireless card (specifically 4306). How do I get the firmware for it? Do I find it in Windows? Also I cannot get b43-fwcutter because I have absolutely to Internet connection on Ubuntu. To post this, I'm using Windows.
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Is this card supported in Squeeze by either the non-free firmware or the proprietary driver? I just got one to stick into an older box that will be going to a college girl that wants the 3D desktop in KDE. The built-in video was a joke and wouldn't even work without compositing. It was one of those crappy, non-standard pieces of crap known as a "Unichrome" (not the pro).
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I have a system with windows xp, and to connect to internet I use a usb card EVDO (brand ZTE) given by my provider (BSNL India).Now I installed ubuntu 10:04 but I do not know how to make my usb card work to connect to internet (the provider gave the software only for win xp)
I dual boot windows xp and ubuntu 10.04 LTS and the wireless card works perfectly fine in xp so I know its not a hardware/network issue. In ubuntu, it detects wireless networks, will connect to network and work for about 20 seconds.
and it continues on after this alternating between a normal 20ms and high ping over 200ms. The connection refuses to load anything off the internet/local network.
1 linksys router: gets the net from PPPOE and give the network DHCP. The router IP is 192.168.1.1. 1 windows laptop that work wireless and wired. 1 debian desktop that work wired and not working wireless. THe problem with the debian desktop is like this: I have a TP-Link TL-WN321G installed and found by lsusb command. I make a wireless connection WPA Personal (just like the router settings) it says i am connected to the wl network but no internet connection. the route command give me this:
I tryed with wicd who said that the connection is WEP (and it's not, it is setup to WPA on the router and the network-manager conncetion) and when i try to connect i get bad password. I tryed with network-manager uninstalled and no chance.
Im living in a student-city where we get one internet-cable in the wall each, if we need more we are told to use a switch. But, since ive got some tech that depends on wifi, I was wondering if its possible to setup my ubuntu to work like a sort of wifi-switch?
Basically, Im not allowed to set up anything that resembles a router..(so no dhcp) all i need is what a switch would do, only wireless and wpa/wep would be very nice
Atm ive got my cabled network plugged into my onboard ethernet-port, and ive got a d-link DWA-556 (Atheros AR5008 I think) wifi card that i wanted to use to share my connection. is this doable?
I'm using RedHat Linux. In my friend system have Winxp. I have 2 LAN Cards. I'm using wired Broadband internet. So i want to share my internet connection to my friend system through another one LAN card. How can i do this
I just installed gewsense on my dell studio xps. I have a dual boot with windows vista. Problem is I cant get the internet to work via lan or wireless. I have read it could be incompatibility with my hardware but wanted to know what can I do to troubleshoot and resolve.
I have an Airlink101 AWLL3026 and the zd1211rw driver. When I insert the USB card, it is recognized but syslog indicates that the firmware wasn't where is was expected.I am running an updated Linux Mint system (based off of Ubuntu): Linux hoverfly 2.6.28-11-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 17 01:57:59 UTC 2009 i686 GNU/Linux Plugging in the USB Wifi adapter results in the following on syslog:
Jan 31 19:04:08 hoverfly kernel: [105617.584051] usb 1-7: new high speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 9 Jan 31 19:04:08 hoverfly kernel: [105617.740521] usb 1-7: configuration #1 chosen from 1 choice
I'm a Linux newbie. Used to use Ubuntu, but I switched to Slackware because I want to learn how Linux works better.
On my Samsung qx410 laptop, I can't connect to the internet. I went to the System Settings -> Network Settings and all the tabs there, but it wouldn't detect any connection, wireless nor wired.
I noticed that the kernel of Slackware 13.1 is out of date, so I tried compiling a newer one, but I couldn't get that to work.
I tried downloading this file: iwlwifi-6050-ucode-126.96.36.199.tgz but even after reading the readme, I had no clue how to go about installing it or even whether it was the right thing to install in the first place.
Is there a way to switch a internal card slot from /dev/mmcblk0** to /dev/sd** ? I'm backing up (via rsync) an ebook directory (1.9gb) to sd card and get massive i/o errors, card turning read-only,etc. This is via a built-in slot on a toshiba laptop. When I use a card reader, the card attaches to /dev/sdd1 and all is fine.
This is a new Sid install. The laptop's card slot worked fine under Ubuntu 9.04 and still works if the amounts of data are small. All I can figure is that the mmcblk device dies under a heavy load...
I am running Ubuntu 10.10, and I would like to use my computer to share the internet connection from an ethernet port. For example, I would like to set up my computer as a wireless access point so I can create a network that other computers can connect to for internet.
Since few days, I have a problem with my wireless card on some access points. For example I try to connect on WPA2/PSK AP and there are 7/8sec between dhcp discover and dhcp offer. After getting an ip address, ping between my laptop and AP is ~100ms.. AP is near 1m. When trying to ping google.com, 80% packets lost and latency is ~ 400ms.
I have a trace in /var/log/syslog when I connect :
Code: Select allDec 11 09:27:07 unam kernel: [ 2128.502535] Hardware name: Dell Inc. Latitude E5430 non-vPro/0J24KX, BIOS A13 01/13/2$ Dec 11 09:27:07 unam kernel: [ 2128.502536] 0000000000000009 ffffffff81506b43 0000000000000000 ffffffff81065717 Dec 11 09:27:07 unam kernel: [ 2128.502538] ffff880118bd7000 0000000000000000 ffff8800d88a0400 ffff8800d88f2000 Dec 11 09:27:07 unam kernel: [ 2128.502539] ffff8800369ec000 ffffffffa042fdfa ffff8800d88a0400 ffff880118bd7000 Dec 11 09:27:07 unam kernel: [ 2128.502541] Call Trace: Dec 11 09:27:07 unam kernel: [ 2128.502546] [<ffffffff81506b43>] ? dump_stack+0x41/0x51 Dec 11 09:27:07 unam kernel: [ 2128.502549] [<ffffffff81065717>] ? warn_slowpath_common+0x77/0x90
When i open one of the web browsers i use and try to load a web site it's taking to long to respond and sometimes it doesnt load the website at all. I have tried with firefox,epiphany,opera with all the same results. I am sure that this is not a problem with my internet connection because i don't have these problems with windows.Also the network manager connection settings are correct
I also tried choosing the old kernel(188.8.131.52) to boot from but no success.The problem is the same as if i am using the 184.108.40.206 kernel. The strange thing is that i can download packages from synaptic with full speed. Last think.I have recently downloaded the recommended updates from the update manager but i don't remember what are the things that where updated.
I am working on a cross-platform application for Linux ,Apple and Windows, so I have a full tower system with four SATA hard drives that be selected with a switch, so that I can change drives and operating systems at will. -sort of makes me a jack of linux systems, but master of none.It's important to mention this, because it shows the strangeness of the problem as it is isolated to Debian* systems.
So where does debian/ubuntu get it's information to establish a network connection?How do I rectify the problem? I can hardly blame the hardware (RTL8111B), because the problem is isolated to Debian systems.
I am planning to install debian in my pc,.I have xp in one partition and want to install debian in 4gb partition (+500mb for swap).PC: intel p4, 3.0ghz, 1gb ram i install debian from net-install cd without internet connection? If so, after installing the cd can i connect to internet using my usb modem (T-mobile/Huawei modem UMG1831). In case of ubuntu i heard of an app to switch the device between mass storage and modem. How in Debian?