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Ubuntu Networking :: Activate Wireless Drivers With No Ethernet Connection?


I'm been wanting to try Ubuntu for a while now, and when my mom's netbook started to get insanely slow with WinXP, I tried the Netbook Remix on a USB stick. I LOVE it, except I am unable to get the wireless working, which is the only thing stopping me right now from a full install.

I believe my problem is that I need to activate the two drivers "Broadcom B43 wireless driver" and "Broadcom STA wireless driver" which appear as unactivated when I go into the hardware drivers admin tools. Unfortunately this netbook (HP Mini Netbook FW376UA) does not have an Ethernet port, so I can't just temporarily hard wire it to activate these drivers.

So my main questions are: 1) How can I activate those drivers without an internet connection?, and 2) Do you think that activating these drivers is indeed the answer to getting the wireless working?

The details:
Machine: HP Mini Netbook FW376UA
Network Controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g
Ubuntu version: Ubuntu 10.04 Netbook


View 4 Replies (Posted: September 26th, 2010)

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