The time now is April 9th, 5. I had to download the bfwcutter package manually from launchpad. After I modify the blacklist file and reboot the bcm43xx still seems to be loaded when I do the lsmod command. Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free. Visit the following links:

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I can see that my wireless card is active because it lets me check or uncheck it in the network connection menu ,but it does not allow me to connect. Their support solved my problem and now I can use wkreless internal mini-pci wifi card.

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May 16th, 4. Do I need to install a driver on Ubuntu? Linux – Laptop and Netbook Having a problem installing or configuring Linux on your laptop? Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. Last edited by bradleyaroth; at Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Pretty sure I’m running Ubuntu What is sad is that I just now realized that I had to be logged in as root to use “lspci”. Definitely helped me out as I was stuck on the same page as author and also skipped out on the “No Internet Access” steps.


When Caed run lspci in the terminal, it shows: It worked perfectly fine. It has an internal wifi card which isn’t recognized: I’m a newbie on this stuff. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source. Find More Posts by Glynixx. I then followed these instructions to run bfwcutter: Double-clicking on the package caused the Ubuntu Software Center to install the bfwcutter, and from there I followed the steps from before.

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They have excellent installation instructions and a good series of distro-specific instructions. No such file or directory tar: Some distros Ubuntu and Fedora at the least already have a version of this driver in their repositories precompiled, tested and ready to go. This forum is for you.

Ubuntu Linux doesn’t find my internal wifi card

The other thing to worry about is the chipset that card uses. Carroll, III arnett-b-carroll-3rd said on Hopefully this post finds its way up the google ranks.


You can stamp newbie across my forehead any time you want. Ubuntu Edit question Assignee: The reason you need to worry about it is that Dell cards frequently use Broadcom chipsets, and there is a native Linux driver for those that Ubuntu almost certainly has and it can conflict with ndiswrapper. I recently inherited an old Dell Latitude D laptop, but the wireless wasn’t working on it.

The bwfwcutter is a “firmware cutter”, a tool to extract firmware from Broadcom 43xx driver files object files. Saved me a lot of time. I’m also fairly new at dealing with Ubuntu, so please bear with me. I spent four hours trying to get the wi-fi set up on my computer.

In the “No Internet access” section, I was guided to grab two files comprising the firmware: