Ubuntu Networking :: BCM4306 (Rev. 2) (14e4:4320) - Wireless Not Functioning

May 8, 2011

I tried using b43-fwcutter in accordance with the Ubuntu Forums and nothing happened, and then I decided to look a little further. According to LinuxWireless.org, the BCM4306/2 actually uses the b43legacy drivers, so I purged all of b43-fwcutter along with firmware-b43-installer and downloaded firmware-b43legacy-installer.

$ sudo apt-get install b43-fwcutter firmware-b43legacy-installer

Nothing happened, so I downloaded b43legacy manually per the instructions listed at LinuxWireless.com, and manually extracted from wl_apsta-3.130.20.0.o to my /lib/firmware folder. Nothing happened again. I made sure to check additional drivers and nothing shows up.

As per the ticket posting instructions, I've included all the info you guys could need. from what I can conclude, the wireless isn't even ON, but it's integrated and I have NO IDEA what I have to do to get it up and running.

At least in OpenSuSE 11.3 LXDE I was able to get the wireless on, although I had some major connection issues, I guess it couldn't resolve the handshake completely, or take my SSID/PSK properly.

Here goes! (God bless 2>&1 | tee -a)

#Machine info
MFG: HP
MDL: ZE4800
#OS

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